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plural noun

: the buccal gums


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noun suffix

plural -ulas
or -ulae
: small one


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plural of -ulum

Word History


Plural noun

New Latin, from Greek oula, plural of oulon; probably akin to Greek eilein to roll, eilyein to roll, wrap

Noun suffix


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“Ula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ula. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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