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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-fugus,-a,-um (adj.A): in L. comp., -fugal, -fleeing, -avoiding; that which drives off or forces to flee [> L. fugus, expelling > L. fugare, to put to flight; to flee]; in Gk. -phobicus, -a,-um (adj.A), -phobus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see -fuge (Eng. noun suffix); see -cidus,-a,-um (adj.A): -killer, -destroyer; opp. -petus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.: in L. comp. -petal, -seeking;

in the sense of ‘fleeing;’

- basifugus: away from the base; calcifugus, avoiding limestone; centrifugus, developing from the center outwards; lucifugus, avoiding light.

in the sense of ‘driving out or away;’

- anguifugus,-a,-um (adj.A): = vermifugus,-a,-um (adj.A): (in medicine) expelling worms or worm-like parasites from the intestines; cf. anthelmintic, expelling or destroying parasitic worms, esp. of the intestine.

- Chiococca anguifuga is a violent emetic and purgative (Paxton)[> L. anguis, ‘snake’ + fuga];

- febrifugus,-a,-um (adj.A): (in medicine) febrifugal, that which drives away fever (Bennett).

cimicans,-antis (part.B): to delouse, fumigate (i.e. remove insects using chemical fumes, smoke or gasses) [> L. cimico,-are, 1. to purify from bugs].

 

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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