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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
nerviformis,-e (adj.B): nerve-like, that is like a nerve or thread such as is embedded in tissue; cf. filiformis;

- folia opposita, per paria distantia, coriacea, margine nerviformi cincta (B&H), leaves opposite, distant in pairs, leathery, surrounded by a nerve-like margin;

- ovarium nunc 1-loculare, placentis 2-3, parietalibus nerviformibus v. plus minus intra loculum prominentibus (B&H), the ovary sometimes 1-locular, with the placentas 2-3, with nerve-shaped walls or the walls more or less prominent within the locule.

- drupa baccatà, endocarpium osseum v. coriaceum hinc extus filo nerviformi (placenta filiformi?) percursum (B&H), drupe berrylike, the endocarpium bony or leathery from this place, externally, percurrent with a nerviform thread ([perhaps] with a filiform placenta?).

- [Umbelliferae] fructus jugis longitudinalibus nunc tenuissimis nunc saepius prominulis nerviformibus v. elevatis v. in alas expansis instructus, et interstitiis valleculas dictis notatus (B&H), fruit provided with longitudinal ridges sometimes very thin sometimes, more often, somewhat raised, like a nerve in shape or elevated or expanded into wings, and the marked with the interstices [i.e. spaces in between] called valleculae.

 

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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