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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
approximatus,-a,-um (part.A + dat.), also adproximatus,-a,-um (part.A): approximate, near each other, close together; “brought close together” (Lindley); (mosses) sometimes applied to peristome teeth set in pairs; “drawn together but not touching as leaves that come near each other but do not overlap (also:, ‘more or less’)” (Magill 1990) [> L. approximo (adproximo),-are, 1. to be near to, to approach, to draw near to; ad - ‘to’ + proximus < prope, ‘near’]; approximat, 3d. pers. sg. pres. act. indic. (he,she) it approaches, it approximates; opp. distans,-antis (part.B), to be remote, apart, distant;

- stirps habitu et aliquot notis essentialibus ad Regeliam ciliatam approximat, foliorum forma Melaleucam squarrosam imitans (F. Mueller), a plant by the habit and somewhat by essential features approaches Regelia ciliata, resembling by the shape of the leaves Melaleuca squarrosa.

- jugo inferiore minore ad petioli basim approximato (DeCandolle), with the lower pair smaller, close to the base of the petiole.

- sori impressi, utrinque ad costulam 4-6, margini approximati, sori impressed, on both sides at the costule 4-6, near to the margin.

- pinnulis et pinnis approximatis vel leviter imbricatis, with pinnules and pinnae close together or lightly imbricate.

- loculis antherae 2, approximatis, with the locules of the anther 2, close together.

- ordo distinctissimus, a diversis botanicis nunc Primulaceis nunc Scrophulariaceis approximatus, a very distinct order, by different botanists near now to the Primulaceae now to the Scrophulariaceae.

- petala saepius inaequalia in corollam pseudo-gamopetalam approximata coalitave, nunc omnino coadunata, nunc lateribus tantum subadglutinantia (DeCandolle), the petals more often unequal close together, or fused into a pseudo-gamopetalous corolla, sometimes joined together, sometimes only somewhat adhering together on the sides.

- pet. 5 in corollam hypocrateriformem coalita, seu valde approximata (DeCandolle), petals 5, fused into a salver-shaped corolla, or strongly close near each other.

- caule basi folioso internodiis approximatis intercepto (DeCandolle), with the stem leafy at the base interrupted by the internodes close together.

- sori simplices pauci obliqui vel fere recti, in venulis superioribus insidentes et HANC OB CAUSAM a costa valde remoti et margini approximati, sori simple few oblique or almost straight, on the upper veinlets situated and for this reason very remote from the costa and near to the margin.

- [moss] peristomium intra marginem oris, e dentibus constans sedecim per paria approximatis (Hooker), the peristome within the edge of the mouth, composed of 16 teeth in pairs close together.

 

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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