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Vasculum


Vas′cu-lum

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Vascula
(#)
.
[L., a small vessel.]
1.
(Bot.)
Same as
Ascidium
,
Noun.
, 1.
2.
A tin box, commonly cylindrical or flattened, used in collecting plants.

Definition 2022


vasculum

vasculum

English

Noun

vasculum (plural vasculums or vascula)

  1. A container used by botanists to keep samples viable by maintaining a cool, humid environment.

Latin

Etymology

Diminutive from vās (vessel) + -culum.

Pronunciation

Noun

vāsculum n (genitive vāsculī); second declension

  1. A small vessel or container.
  2. A small beehive.
  3. (by extension) A seed-capsule or seed-vessel.
  4. (by extension) The calyx of a fruit.

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative vāsculum vāscula
genitive vāsculī vāsculōrum
dative vāsculō vāsculīs
accusative vāsculum vāscula
ablative vāsculō vāsculīs
vocative vāsculum vāscula

Derived terms

Related terms

  • vās
  • vāsārium
  • vāsātus

Descendants

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