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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
deminutus,-a,-um (part.A), also diminutus,-a,-um (adj.A): diminished, made small by reduction, small, diminutive, reduced, depauperate [> L. [de minuo] deminuo,-ui,-utum 3., to lessen, diminish, to make smaller; to take away from]; see small; see reduced;

- figurae dimidia parte magnitudinis naturalis deminutae sunt, the figures are reduced to half natural size (Stearn) (+ dat.sg.).

- columna filamentosa deminuta vel fere nulla distinguenda, by the column filamentose, reduced or almost none to be distinguished (Stearn).

- folia superiora magis angusta et breviora, summa saepe diminuta (F. Mueller), the upper leaves more narrow and shorted, the uppermost ones often reduced.

- bracteolae ut videtur obliteratae vel diminutae (F. Mueller), the bracteoles seemingly obliterated or reduced.

- tubuli antherarum inconspicui et deminuti, tubules of the anthers inconspicuous and reduced.

- columna filamentosa deminuta vel fere nulla, by the filament column reduced to nearly absent.

- folia caulina minora nunc diminuta et tunc in bracteolas conversa (F. Mueller), stem leaves smaller, sometimes reduced and then transformed into bracteoles.

- [lichen] thallus olivaceo-nigricans vel ater diminutus, peltatus vel Varie lobatus (Nyl.), thallus oliveish to [shiny] black or [dull] black, diminutive, peltate or variously lobed.

- [lichen] species diminuta (Nyl.), a diminutive species.

- [lichen] status singularis, quodammodo leprarioideus aut Leprariis analogus, maxime diminutus et tenellus Leptogii laceri (Nyl.), a singular placement, soewhat leprarioid or analogous to the Leprariae, a greatly reduced and delicate Leptogium lacerum.

- [lichen] formam diminutam ad ligna putrescentia abietis prope Mont-Dore Arvernea in Gallia legi (Nyl.), I have collected the reduced form on putrescent wood of a fir near Mont-Dore, Avernea in France.

- [lichen] [Calicium] occurrit quoque diminutum (tale ad alnos in Lapponia) (Nyl.), it also occurs reduced (such as on Alnus in Lappland).

- [lichen] Forte sistat varietatem modo Calicii quercini diminutam (Nyl.), perhaps it represents a only a reduced variety of Calicium quercinum.

- [lichen] status forte sit diminutus aberransque (Nyl.), the condition perhaps may be reduced and atypical.

- [lichen] squamulae thallinae baseos interdum diminutae vel evanescentes (Nyl.), the squamules of the thalline base sometimes reduced or evanescent.

NOTE: not to be confused with the rare verb diminuo (or dimminuo), -ere, “to break into small pieces, to dash to pieces, to break (see deminuo); to violate, outrage, destroy by outrage (Lewis & Short).

 

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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