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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
obovoid, i.e. solid and more or less obovate in outline; “having the form of an egg with the broad end apical” (Fernald 1950); (bryology) “an inversely ovoid solid” (Magill 1990); obovoideus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- semina oo, obovoidea, testa crustácea laevi (B&H), seeds [numerous], obovoid, with the seedcoat crustaceous, smooth.

- drupae oblongae, ovatae, v. obovoideae (B&H), the drupe oblong [i.e. rounded-rectangular, with equal sides], ovate [with the broadest part at the bottom] or obovoid [more or less obovate, with the broadest end toward the top].

- semina oblonga v. obovoidea, breviter arillata (B&H), seeds oblong [i.e. rounded-rectangular, with equal sides]or obovoid [i.e. somewhat broader toward the top], shortly arillate.

- siliqua obovoidea, inflata, 2-sperma (B&H), silique obovoid, inflated, 2-seeded.

- siliqua obovoidea, in stylum abrupte attenuata (B&H), silique obovoid, abruptly narrowed into the style.

- caryopsis obovoideo-oblonga, subteres, exsulca v. antice angustissime sulcata (B&H), the caryopsis obovoid-oblong, nearly round, lacking furrows or antically [i.e. on the front] very narrowly furrowed.

- glumae superiores 2-oo vacuae, gradatim minores semetque involventes, massam clavatam oblongam v. obovoideam interdum demum induratam formantes (B&H), the upper glumes 2-[numerous] empty, gradually smaller and enfolding one another, forming a club-shaped mass, oblong or obovoid sometimes in the end hardened.

- caryopsis obovoidea v. elliptica, gluma paleaque inclusa (B&H), the caryopsis obovoid [somewhat more broadly rounded toward the top] or elliptic [i.e. oblong, rounded-rectangular with equal sides], enclosing the glume and palea.

ovoid, in reference to an egg-shaped solid (not planar) shape broader at the base and gradually tapered above: ovoideus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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