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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
minutus,-a,-um (part.A): very small in size, length or quantity, minute, tiny; small in degree or importance, trivial, petty, minor; compar. minutior,-ius (adj.B); superl. minutissimus,-a,-um (adj.A) [> L. minuo,-ui,-utum, to make smaller, to lessen, diminish, reduce; to diminish, grow less, to ebb]; smaller than parvus,-a,-um (adj.A),’ little, small, puny;’ see pico-; cf. microscopic; see small;

- embryo in albumin copioso insigniter ruminato parvus v. minutus (B&H), the embryo in a copious albumen that is remarkably ruminate[i.e. chewed-looking] small or minute.

- stipulae minutae caducae v. 0 (B&H), the stipules tiny, falling readily or none.

- embryo minutus (B&H), the embryo minute.

- [Aroideae] flores parvi v. minuti, interdum fetidissimi (B&H), the flowers small or minute, sometimes excessively ill-smelling.

- [fungi] sphaerulae atrae, laeviusculae, tantillum rugulosae vel minutissime granulosae (S&A), sphaerules black, somewhat smooth, just a little rugulose or very minutely granulose.

- calyptra minutissima, basi paullulum expansa cito rupta sublaceraque, ad capsulae basin dejecta et a viginula haud toto soluta (Austin), the calyptra very tiny, at the base a very little expanded, quickly ruptured and sublacerate, fallen down to the base of the capsule and not completely separated from the vaginula.

- papillis fructiferis minutis, oculo nudo vix conspicuis (Braun), with the fructiferous papillae minute, scarcely conspicuous to the naked eye.

- ovula (minutissima) suberecta in Opilieis perpaucis inter Olacineas (B&H), the ovules (the tiniest) nearly erect in a very few Opilieae among the Olacineae.

- [Sphaeria sambuci; fungi] minuta, lineam 1 lata (S&A), minute, one line [i.e. 2.1 mm] wide.

- [Sphaeria striaeformis; fungi] striae, unam duasve series continent sphaerularum, quae minutae globosae astomae farctae latent, demum subprominent (S&A), the striations contain one or two rows of sphaerules, which lie hidden, globose, minute, lacking an opening, stuffed, then they become somewhat prominent.

- [algae] tubercula minuta, (capitulo aciculi [sic] minora), marginalia, plerumque opposita, rarius sparsa, interdum bina terminalia (Agardh), the tubercles tiny, (smaller than the capitulum of the aciculus), marginal, usually opposite, more rarely scattered, sometimes terminal, in pair(s).

- [algae] fila illa minuta, quae frondem ambiunt, (Agardh), those filaments are minute which encircle the frond.

- [algae] globi nigri, humore circumfusi dissiliunt et massam gelatinosam e corpusculis minutissimis compositam emittunt (Agardh), the (glossy) black globes burst asunder, surrounded by a humor [i.e. moisture], and release a gelatinous mass composed of the tiniest little bodies.

- semen minutissimum, acuminatum (Swartz), the seed extremely small, acuminate.

perminutus,-a,-um (adj.A): completely small, very small, very tiny;

- staminodiis subulato-dentiformibus perminutis (F. Mueller), with the staminodia subulate-tooth-like, quite small.

- calyce acute dentato perminuto (C. Mueller), with the calyx very tiny, acutely dentate.

Davilla minutifolia Fraga, with the smallest leaves in the genus; [lichen] Collema minutissimum.

 

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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