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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Capillamentum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. capillamento: “(obsol.) the filament” (Lindley), “the filament of an anther” (Jackson) [> L. capillamentum,-i (s.n.II) (collectively) the hair, a peruke; the hairy threads or fibers of the roots or leaves of plants” (Lewis & Short); see filament;

- capillamentum seminum, the hairy threads of seeds.

- capillamentum radicum: the fibers of roots.

- capillamenta apice bifurca ex utroque latere petalorum (DeCandolle), the capillament bifurcate at the apex and on both sides of the petals.

- [fungi] capillamento laxo intertextus, in volumen commune coalitus est, cujus superficies glaberrima lucens supra colliculos hemisphaericos, qui sunt capillitiorum singulorum apices, regulariter dispositos ostendit (S&A), interwoven with a lax mass of fibers, grown together into a common volume [i.e. mass or quantity], the surface of which is absolutely smooth, shining, above, it displays hemisphaeric hillocks [i.e. bumps], which are the apices of uniformly arranged individual capillitia.

 

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