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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
helminth-, helmintho-: in Gk. comp. like a worm, worm- [> Gk. helminth- > helmis, intestinal worm, parasitic worm; akin to Gk. eulE, [q.v.] worm, maggot > Gk. [h]elmins,-inthos (s.f.III), also nominative [h]elmis, “worm, intestinal-worm, either flat (plateia) or round (strongylE) (Liddell & Scott); see scolex,-ecis (s.m.III), earth-worm; see worm;

- helminthoideus,-a,-um (adj.A), helminthoid, resembling a helminth, wormlike, “worm-shaped, vermiform (Heinig)” (Jackson).

- helmithosporoideus,-a,-um (adj.A): (in mycology) resembling the [fungus] genus Helminthosporium, esp. as to its pluriseptate, wormlike spores” (S&D).

anthelmintic, q.v., also anthelminthic, expelling or destroying parasitic worms, esp. of the intestine: anthelmicus,-a,-um (adj.A), anthelminticus,-a,-um (adj.A), anthelmius,-a,-um (adj.A) [> Gk. anti + helmith-, helmins, worm].

Chenopodium anthelminticum, Vernonia anthelmintica

Helminthotheca echioides; Helminthostachys (Ophioglossaceae); Helminthocladaceae (Red Algae); Helminthochorton (algae)

Helminthocarpum, (Leguminosae]: legumen lineare, subtetragonum, circinato-incurvum, coriaceum, indehiscens, inarticulatum, transverse venosum, intus inter semina subseptatum (B&H), the legume linear, somewhat 4-angled, circinate-incurved, leathery, indehiscent, not jointed, transversely veined, inside between the seeds somewhat septate.

Helminthosporium, Link. Botrytaceae. These species are found on oak branches, rotten sticks, &c. (Paxton)

Helminthostachys, Kaulfus. From helmins, a worm, and stachys, a spike; shape of spike (Ophioglossaceae)(Paxton).

Helmisporium, Link. From helmins, a worm, and spora, a sporule; shape of the sporules. Botrytaceae. Patches of very minute black fungi, found on dead wood and branches of trees (Paxton).

 

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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