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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-cidus,-a,-um (adj.A): -killer, -destroyer [> L. caedo, cecidi, caesum, 3 to cut, hew, cut down, to strike at; to kill, murder]; cf. -fugus,-a,-um (adj.A): in L. comp. that which drives off or forces to flee;

- anguicidus,-a,-um (adj.A): the destruction of snakes, serpents, worms or snake-like creatures. Anguicida,-ae (s.f.I), a snake-killer.

Aristolochia anguicida; Serpentaria anguicida

- Ascaricida,,-ae (s.f.I), Cassini. “Derived from ascaris, an intestinal worm, and caedo, to kill, because of its medical properties” (Paxton)

- fungicidus,-a,-um (adj.A), “able to kill fugnus spores or mycelium” (Ainsworth & Bisby). Fungicida,-ae (s.f.I), “substances causing destruction of fungi able to kill fugnus spores or mycelium” (Ainsworth & Bisby).

- Fungicida,-ae (s.f.I) protectiva, (in mycology) protective fungicide, “those used to protect an organism against infection by a pathogen” (Ainsworth & Bisby).

- Fungicida,-ae (s.f.I) eradicans,-antis (part.B), (in fungi) an eradicant fungicide,”those applied to a substratum in which the fungus is already present or used in disease control after infection has been established (Ainsworth & Bisby).

- Fungicida,-ae (s.f.I) systemica (adj.A), (in fungi) “are substances, such as the aryloxyalklcarboxylic acids, which are fungicidal when taken up systemically by plants” (Ainsworth & Bisby).

- insecticidus,-a,-um (adj.A), the destruction of insects. Insecticida,-ae (s.f.I), insect-killer, insect-destroyer.

- Matricida,-ae (s.comm.I) mater + caedo a mother’s murderer, a matricide.

- Nematocida,-ae (s.comm.I): nematocide, nematicide, or nemacide, “a substance or preparation used to destroy nematodes, esp. those that attack crop plants” (WIII): cf. anthemintic.

- Parricida (paricida),-ae (s.comm.I), a parricide, a father-killer [ > L. pater,-tris (s.m.III) + caedo, the murderer of his or her father or parents, a parricide; NOTE, not patricida (Lewis & Short).

- Suicida,-ae (s.comm.I), a suicide, a person who killed him-, her-self [> L. sui (gen.), sibi (dat), se (accus. and abl.)’ oneself’ + Eng. -cide: a self-killer; to kill one’s self].

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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