ambulacrum

noun
am·​bu·​la·​crum | \ ˌam-byə-ˈla-krəm How to pronounce ambulacrum (audio) , -ˈlā- \
plural ambulacra\ ˌam-​byə-​ˈla-​krə How to pronounce ambulacrum (audio) , -​ˈlā-​ \

Definition of ambulacrum

: an ambulacral area or part

First Known Use of ambulacrum

1769, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambulacrum

borrowed from New Latin ambulācrum, going back to Latin, "place for walking, promenade," from ambulāre "to walk, walk for pleasure or health" + -crum, suffix of instruments (dissimilated from *-clum, going back to *-tlom) — more at amble entry 1

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“Ambulacrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambulacrum. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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