EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin zōnula (small belt or girdle).

NounEdit

zonula (plural zonulae or zonulas)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several small belt-like regions.
    • 1883, Half-yearly compendium of medical science, Volumes 31-34, page 146,
      The zonula originates by a small number of delicate fibres from the vitreous [lamella].
    • 1980, Yves Le Grand, Sami G. El Hage, Physiological Optics, page 95,
      Nevertheless, the zonula is most often considered as the principal agent of transmission.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive form of zōna (belt”, “girdle), formed as zōna +‎ -ula (suffix forming feminine diminutives).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

zōnula f (genitive zōnulae); first declension

  1. a little or small belt or girdle

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zōnula zōnulae
Genitive zōnulae zōnulārum
Dative zōnulae zōnulīs
Accusative zōnulam zōnulās
Ablative zōnulā zōnulīs
Vocative zōnula zōnulae

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: zonula, zonule
  • Italian: zonula

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