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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
fusiformis,-e (adj.B): shaped like a spindle, broadest or swollen at the middle and tapering to both ends, narrowly ellipsoid; same as fusinus (adj.A) and fusoid; cf. barrel-shaped [> L. fusus,-i (s.m.II) a spindle];

- cellulae chlorophylliferae sectione transversali fusiformes vel orciformes, chlorophyll-bearing cells in transverse section fusiform or barrel-shaped.

- cotyledones incumbentes, radicula magna, fusiformi (B&H), the cotyledones incumbent, with the radicle large, fusiform.

- capsula etiam in speciebus nonnullis elongata est et fusiformis v. acuminata (B&H), the capsule also in some species is elongate and fusiform or acuminate.

- fructus oblongo-fusiformis, inermis (B&H), the fruit oblong-fusiform, unarmed.

- stigmate oblongo fusiformi, with the stigma oblong-fusiform.

- semen oblongum, compressiusculum, paene fusiforme (B&H), the seed oblong, somewhat compressed, almost fusiform.

- semina aut plurima elongata, anguste fusiformia, aut pauca compressa (B&H), the seeds either many, elongate, narrowly fusiform or few, compressed.

- stamina 5, filamentis brevibus fusiformibus (B&H), stamens 5, with the filaments short, fusiform.

 

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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