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When a Latin singular noun ends in --a

Form the plural by changing to --ae

(ending pronounced as an "ee")

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Areola

Areolae

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Patella

Patellae

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Scapula

Scapulae

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Vertebra

Vertebrae

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When a Latin singular noun ends in --us

form the plural by changing ending to --i

(Ending sounds like "eye")

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Bronchus

Bronchi

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Nucleus

Nuclei

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Syllabus

Syllabi

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Alumnus

Alumni

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Atrium

Atria

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When a Latin singular noun ends in --um

Make it plural by changing ending to --a

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Bacterium

Bacteria

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Labium

Labia

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When a Latin singular noun ends in --is

Form the plural by changing ending to --es

(Pronounced "eez")

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Diagnosis

Diagnoses

(Dy-ag-noh-seez)

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Testis

Testes

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When a gingular noun ends in --ex

Form the plural by changing ending to --ices

(Pronounced "ih-seez")

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Apex

Apices

AA-pih-seez

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Index

Indices

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When a Latin singular noun ends in --ix

Form the plural by changing ending to --ices

("ih-seez")

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Helix

Helices

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When a Greek singular noun ends in --is

form the plural by changing ending to --ides

"ih-deez"

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Epididymis

Epididymides

"epididymih-deez"

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When a Greek singular noun ends in  --nx

Form the plural by changing ending to --nges

"an-geez"

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Phalanx

Phalanges

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When a Greek singular noun ends in  --oma

Form the plural by chagning ending to --omata

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Fibroma

Fibromata

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When a Greek singular noun ends in  --on

Form the plural by changing ending to --a

"ah" sound

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ganglion

ganglia