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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
geminatus,-a,-um (part.A): geminate, doubled, paired, in (equal) pairs, like twins; “united or collected in pairs” (Lindley); “equal, in pairs” (Fernald 1950) [ > L. gemino,-avi,-atum, 1. doubled, to be doubled, augmented; to join, pair or unite two things together; to be repeated]; = -jugatus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see conjugatus,-a,-um (part.A); cf. binatus; see paired;

- flores saepissime secus rhachin geminati, flowers very often double along the rhachis.

- heterocystae geminatae intercalaresque, heterocysts paired and intercalary.

- spiculae alternae vel pro parte minora geminatae, spicules alternate or in lesser part in pairs.

- pseudoracemi axillares, floribus geminatis, pseudoracemes axillary with paired flowers.

- pedicelli secus rhachin fasciculati v. gemini v. 2-flori, v. secus fasciculorum rhachin in ramulum excurrentem (B&H), the pedicels along the rhachis excurrent into branchlets fasciculate or paired or 2-flowered, or along the rhachis.

- racemis masculis axillaribus geminatis pluribusve (DeCandolle), with the male racemes axillary, in equal pairs or many.

- folia geminata inaequalia (DeCandolle), the leaves in equal pairs, [the leaves] unequal.

- semina oo (rarissime pauca et definita) secus placentam centralem in tot series geminatas quot sunt fila conductoria (DeCandolle), the seeds indefinite (very rarely few and definite in number) along the central placenta in as many paired rows as there are conductor threads.

- floribus terminalibus geminatis, with the flowers terminal in equal pairs.

- anthera magna, oblonga, geminate (Swartz), the anthers large, oblong, in pairs.

- tres esse motus in vite, seu potius in surculo, naturales: unum quo geminet; alterum quo floreat; tertium quo maturescat” (Lewis & Short), there being three natural stages in a vine, or rather in a shoot: one by which it may double [i.e. reproduce, or be repeated]; another by which it may flower; the third by which it may ripen.

subgeminatus,-a,-um (part. A): somewhat paired, imperfectly or infrequently twinned;

Aster subgeminatus, almost paired; “from the often twinned heads” (Fernald 1950); Rosa geminata, Rubus geminatus.

-geminatus,-a,-um (adj.A), -geminus,-a,-um (adj.A); in L. comp. '-paired';

- geminatidentatus, with twinned or paired teeth.

- bigeminatus, with or in two pairs, double-paired, i.e. in 4's; trigeminatus, with or in three pairs.

- trigeminatus,-a,-um (adj.A): trigeminate, trigeminous, trigeminus,-a,-um (adj.A): trigeminous, tergeminate, trijugate, compound with three orders of leaflets, each order bifoliolate.

- tergeminatus,-a,-um (adj.A), tergeminus,-a,-um (adj.A): tergeminate, as when a common petiole bears at its tip two leaflets, between which arise two secondary petioles each bearing at its tip two leaflets.

Taraxacum geminidentatum; Aster subgeminatus, almost paired; “from the often twinned heads” (Fernald 1950).

 

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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