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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

ambo, ambae, ambo (numerical plural adj.) expressed in plural only and declined like duo, duae, duo ('two'): ambo indicates 'both', two together, the two, of objects naturally in pairs, such as hands or the ends of two-ended objects, used of two objects considered together as a pair; cf. duo, duae, duo (plural numerical adj.), when there are two objects whose association is not known; cf. uterque, utraque, utrumque (pron.), which indicates two things considered separately, 'each;' see 'both;' see 'two;'
             m.            f.         n.   (only in the plural)  
      Nom.  ambo         ambae       ambo  
      Gen.  amborum      ambarum     amborum  
      Dat.  ambobus      ambabus     ambobus  
      Acc.  ambos (ambo) ambas       ambo  
      Abl.  ambobus      ambabus     ambobus
- [between Geranium ibericum and G. platypetalum]: ab ambobus fructibus abortivis differt, it differs from both by the abortive fruits.

- ambae species distinctae sunt (Stearn), both species are distinct.

- cellulae laminae in superficiebus ambabus folii mamillato-papillosae; cells of the lamina on both surfaces of the leaf mamillate-papillose.

- formae ambae hypharum, the two (i.e. both) types of hyphae (nom. pl.).

- cellulae in paginis ambabus liberis tumescentes, cells on both free sides bulging.

- in ambabus extremitatibus, at both ends.

- ad ambas extremitates, at both ends.

- sed ambobus paribus staminum profunde insertis differt, but it differs in both pairs of stamens deeply inserted.

- ambae species [i.e. Epipterygium Wrightii and E. immarginatum] E. Tozeri (Bryo auctorum) Europae omnino congruentes sed majores, both species in every way congruent with E. Tozeri (Bryum of authors) of Europe, but larger.

- apice folii vel margine ventrali vel ambobus dentibus paucis praeditis, with the apex of the leaf or the vental margin or both provided with a few teeth.

- haec species nova a B. penaea DC. foliis laevibus (non scabrosis) et a B. fuertesii Urb. pedunculis brevioribus et ab ambabus foliis plerumque subrhombiformibus, this new species differs from B. penaea DC. by the leaves smooth (not scabrous) and from B. fuertesii Urb. by the peduncles shorter and from both by the leaves usually subrhombiform.

- amphigastria bene evoluta, ad folia contigua per latus alterum vel ambo connata, underleaves well-developed, connate on one or both sides to adjacent leaves.

- in ambobus modis, in both ways or manners.

- rhizomata squamata vel setosa, vel in ambobus modis, rhizomes squamate or setose or in both ways.

- (fungus) Hysterium mytilinum. Mytili cujusdam aliaeve conchae valvas ambas sibi incumbentes egregie refert (S&A), it follows remarkably from both valves of a certain mussel or other shell-fish, lying upon itself.

- Manihot guaraniticae Chodat. & Hassl. affinis, qua frutex vel arbor parva e basi ramosa, supra ramosissima usque 2–6 m alta est, et M. glaziovii Müll. Arg., qua arbor parva ramosissima usque 10 m est, sed ab ambabus habitu subfruticoso usque 1.2 m differt, related to Maniot guaraniticae Chodat. & Hassl., insofar as it is a shrub or a small tree branched from the base, very much branched above to 10 m, and M. glaziovii Müll. Arg., insofar as it is a very much branched small tree to 10 m, but it differs from both by the nearly shrubby [i.e. subshrubby] habit to 1.2 m. [note: Manihot is an indeclinable noun of (apparently) the feminine gender].

NOTE: - superficies folii abaxialis atque adaxialis ambae papillosa, both abaxial and adaxial surfaces of the leaf papillose.

- superficies folii abaxialis atque adaxialis utraque papillosa, abaxial and adaxial surface of the leaf each papillose.


A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
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