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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Mucilage, “a gelatinous substance that contains protein and polysaccharides ... and that is obtained esp. from the seed coats of various plants (as fucoid seaweeds, marshmallows, flaxes, quinces)...”(WIII): mucilago,-inis (s.f.III), abl. sg. mucilagine [> Fr. mucilage; L.L. mucilago (muccilago), a musty juice, > L. mucus,-i (s.m.II), nasal mucus]; cf. gum; see slime;

- capsula 5-cocca , coccis clausis mucilagine viscidulo illinitis (DeCandolle), capsule 5-[carpelled], with the [carpels] enclosed, smeared over with a somewhat viscid mucilage.

- semina ovata mucilagine involuta (DeCandolle), seeds ovate, enveloped in mucilage.

- mucilago lichenica (adj.A), lichen mucilage, 'a gum extracted from lichens and used as a substitute for gum arabic' (S&D).

- thalli ad cuticulam proctodaei per mucilaginem affixi, thalli affixed to the hindgut cuticle by mucilage.

- cellulae per matricem mucilaginis achromaticam instratosam uniformiter aequidistantes, cells uniformly equidistant through a colorless, layerless matrix of mucilage.

- caules ramosi, mucilagine induti, foliati (B&H), the stems branched, clothed with mucilage, leaf-bearing

- [species] colore sphaerularum una cum mucilagine pulcherrime granatino distincta (S&A), a species distinct by the color of the sphaerules together with the mucilage a most beautiful garnet-color.

- Junio mense sphaerulas alias mucilagine refertas, alias in ipso fructificationis actu farinam ex ostiolis suis protrudentes, alias jam evacuatas deprehendimus (S&A), in the month of June, we discover some sphaerules packed with mucilage, others in the fructification itself by an impulse pushing out a powder (=spores) from its own ostioles, others already evacuated.

- in foliis gramineis variis minime rara: in quibus semiviridibus laete fructificantem, mucilagine scatentibus sphaerulis, legimus Oct. Nov. (S&A), on various grassy leaves the least rare; on which, half green, brightly fruiting, with the sphaerules packed with mucilage, we collect in October, November.

- ostiola statura, tenuitate ac directione ludentia aliquoties valde elongata simulque setacea ac flexuosa nobis visa: et in hac quoque specie globulum (Stilbi capitulum mentientem) cirrhulumve e mucilagine durefacta flavidulum apice saepe gestantia vera sese ostia seminis emissioni destinata, nec spuria ex ipsa gelatina seminifera appendicula esse confirmant (S&A), ostioles seen by us varying in stature, thinness and direction, at different times strongly elongate and at the same time bristly and flexuose: and also in this species often carrying a globe (resembling the capitulum of Stilbum) or a cirrhulus [i.e. small tendril] from indurated mucilage, somewhat yellow at the apex, proven to be true ostia in themselves intended for the emission of a seed, not false appendages composed from the seminiferous gelatine itself.

Mucilago,-inis (s.f.III), a genus of fungi.
Mucilage sheath: vagina,-ae (s.f.I) mucilaginis (gen.sg. mucilago), abl. sg. vagina mucilaginis.

 

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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