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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
operculatus,-a,-um (adj.A): operculate, possessed of an operculum or lid; of a capsule or ascidium [pitcher] before the operculum has fallen;

- carpellis operculatis (DeCandolle), with the carpels operculate [i.e. with a lid].

- pseudonodulus,-i (s.m.II) operculatus, operculate pseudonodulus (diatoms).

- herba scapigera, foliis radicalibus, aliis in ascidia operculata mutatis (B&H), scape-bearing herbs, with leaves basal (from the root-stock), others changed into operculate ascidia.

- capsula transverse operculata. (B&H), the capsule transversely [i.e. crosswise] operculate.

- herba scapigera, foliis radicalibus, aliis planis integerrimis, aliis in ascidia operculata mutatis (B&H), a scape-bearing herb, with basal leaves, some flat, completely entire, others changed into operculate ascidia [i.e. pitchers].

- ascidia pendula, ore annulato operculato (B&H), the ascidia [i.e. pitchers] pendulous, with the mouth having an annulus, with a lid.

- bacca 1-loculari, operculatâ angulatâque (Swartz), the berry 1-locular, operculate and angled.

- bacca, 3-locularis, corticosa, operculata,plurisperma: seminibus compressis (Necker), the berry 3-locular, with a prominent rind, operculate [i.e. lidded], many-seeded, with the seeds compressed.

NOTE: in mosses, in reference to a capsule without an operculum or other means of splitting open: indehiscens,-entis (part.B), q.v.

deoperculatus,-a,-um (adj.B): without the operculum; of a capsule after the operculum has fallen.

 

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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