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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
mucilaginous, ‘slimy or mucilage-like” (Fernald 1950); “sticky when wet; slimy” (Ainsworth & Bisby): mucilaginus,-a,-um (adj.A), mucilaginosus,-a,-um (adj.A), mucosus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. gelatinosus,-a,-um (adj.A), jelly-like in texture; cf. glutinous, full of glue, gluey, viscous, tenacious, sticky; see slimy;

- loculis amplissime pulpa glutinosa v. mucilaginosa repleti (B&H), with the locules very copiously filled with a glutinous or mucilaginous pulp.

- pulvillus mucilaginus, pulvillus mucosus, (in algae) mucilage pad.

- albumen mucilaginosum, the albumen mucilaginous; see albumen,-inis (s.n.III).

- spermoderma crassiusculum, extus ut videtur pellicula cinctum nunc adpressissima,nunc in alam membranaceam expansa, nunc per aquae imbibitionem reticulatim mucilaginosai gelatinosave facta (DeCandolle), the spore-skin somewhat thick, outside, it appears bound by a pellicle [i.e. a delicate outside membrane] , [which is ]sometimes completely appressed, sometimes into a membranaceous wing expanded, sometimes through the absorption of water reticulately made mucilaginous or gelatinous.

- albumen parcum satis mucilaginosum (F. Mueller), albumen meager, rather mucilaginous.

- radix valide ramosa mucilaginosa (F. Mueller), rood stoutly branched, mucilaginous.

- bacca e viridi flavescens, pulpa amarissima mucilaginosa repleta. (F. Mueller), from green to yellowish, filled with a most bitter mucilaginous pulp.

malacoideus,-a,-um (adj.A): malacoid, “having a mucilaginous texture” (Lindley); “(of a living body) having a soft or mucilaginous structure or texture, e.g. the malacoid plasmodia of slime molds” (WIII).
mucilaginous hairs: see colletera,-ae (s.f.I).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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