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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Ant (insect, q.v.): formica,-ae (s.f.I), nom. pl. formicae, gen. pl. formicarum, dat. & abl. pl. formicis.

full of ants: formicosus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- [Dicranum lepidophyllum; moss] in collibus formicosis antiquis editi secundi prope Gnetpagar district. (C. Mueller), in ancient hillocks of the second upland [i.e. mentioned] full of ants near Gnetpagar district [= districtum,’ acc. sg.].

Formicarium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. formicario, nom. & acc. pl. formicaria, swelling at base of leaf or top of petiole or at node inhabited by ants, as in the genus Tococa of the Melastomataceae; cf. domatium,-ii (s.n.II).
Ant- (Eng., for the insect):

in L. comp., formic-,

in Gk. comp., myrme-, myrmec-, myrmeco-: in Gk. comp., pertaining to ants [> Gk. myrmEks,-Ekos (s.m.III), an ant = myrmos (s.m.II)];

- myrmecocalyx, with calyx inhabited by ants; myrmecochorus (see

elaiosome); myrmecophilus, ant-loving i.e. providing structures liked by ants.
ant-loving i.e. providing structures liked by ants: myrmecophilus,-a,-um (adj.A).

plants enjoyed by ants, ant-plant, obtaining nutrients from ants: myrmecophyticus,-a,-um (adj.A).
ant-, anti-: in Gk. comp. see anti-.
Ant-plant, myrmecophyte, a plant that derives its nutrients or is colonized by ants, as in the genus Tococa (Melastomataceae): myrmecophyton,-i (s.n. II), abl. sg. myrmecophyto.

Planta,-ae (s.f.I) formicariana (adj.A): “applied by Beccari to those plants possessing saccharine fluids, thus attracting ants” (Jackson).



ants, pertaining to: formicarianus,-a,-um (adj.A),formicarius,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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