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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
germinans,-antis (part.B): sprouting out or forth, putting forth, germinating; budding out; begetting, producing [> L. germino,-avi,-atum, 1. to sprout forth, put forth, germinate, to bud; to beget, produce (Lewis & Short)]; see ‘budding out’ under ‘budding;’

germinat: 3d pers. sg. act. indic. pres., [he/she] it germinates, sprouts.

germinant: 3d pers. pl. act. indic. pres., they germinate, sprout

- asparagus altissime germinat (Pliny), the asparagus sprouts out in a manner most tall.

- semina intra capsulam germinantia (B&H), seeds germinating within the capsule.

- ex his [observationibus] sequuntur sporam singulam coniocystis contentam esse, quae germinans novi individui singuli origo est (Agardh), in accordance with these observations, the single spore is surrounded by coniocysts which, germinating, is the origin of the new single individual.

- [Balanites] semina gummi Senegal saepe mixta germinarunt (DeCandolle), the seeds germinate often mixed with Senegal gum [= Acacia Senegal (L.) WIlld.).

- [Nymphaeaceae] embryo parvus, turbinato-globosus, extra albumen ad basin seminis situs, ideo in fructu inversus prima fronte indivisus, inclusus nempe in sacculo seu membrana propria et intus cotyledones 2 foliaceas exhibens, interdum ante seminum delapsum germinans (DeCandolle), embryo small, turbinate-globose, situated outside of the albumen at the base of the seed, and for this reason, in fruit inverted, at first appearance undivided, indeed included in a sacculus or special membrane and displaying inside 2 leafy cotyledons, sometimes germinating before the seeds are discharged.

- Thuret Cuttleriae microgonidia spermatozois (antherozoidiis ) adnumerat, quamquam macrogonidia a microgonidiis remota germinare vidit (Braun), Thuret attributed the microgonidia of Cuttleria to spermatozoa (antherozoidia), although he saw the macrogonia germinating far from the microgonidia.

- embryo exalbuminosus, macropodus, mox germinans (B&H), embryo lacking albumen, macropodous [i.e. with an enlarge hypocotyl], soon germinating.

- radícula macropoda in Rhizophoreis verticem pericarpii perforans, limum petens et in eo germinans dum adhuc fructus arbori adhaeret (B&H); radicle macropodous in the Rhizophoreae, perforating the apex of the pericarpium, seeking mud and germinating in it, eventually to the point where the fruit adheres to a tree.

- (algae) sporae verae germinantes, simplices, plantulam germinalem unicam evolventes (Braun); true germinating spores simple [i.e. not compound], developing a single germinal [i.e. viable, capable of germinating] plantule.

- arbores littorales tropicae seminibus intra pericarpium cum stirpe matre cohaerens germinantibus et radices in terram agentibus singulares, trees coastal tropical remarkable by the seeds within the pericarp attached to the mother plant germinating and roots into the earth driving (Stearn).

 

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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