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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
ovoid, in reference to an egg-shaped solid (not planar) shape broader at the base and gradually tapered above; “a solid with an ovate outline” (Fernald 1950) [> L. ovum, s.n.II], oval, shaped like an egg]: ovoideus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. ovate; cf. obpyriformis,-e (adj.B), the reverse of pear-shaped, with the broadest part at the bottom;

- sepala 2-3, membranacea, in alabastrum globosum ovoideum coalita (B&H), sepals 2-3, membranaceous, fused into a globose, egg-shaped bud.

- fructibus ovoideis echinatis (DeCandolle), with the fruits egg-shaped, echinate.

- baccis substipitatis ovoideisn mucronatis. (DeCandolle), with berries somewhat stalked, egg-shaped, mucronate.

- seminibus turgido-ovoideis (DeCandolle), with the seeds swollen-egg-shaped.

- corpusculis ovoideis 5 inter ovaria et petala (DeCandolle), with little egg-shaped bodies 5, between the ovaries and petals.

- theca in pedunculo semunciali rubro flexuoso ovoidea aequalis (Mueller), theca on a 1/2-inch, red, flexuose peduncle, egg-shaped, symmetrical.

- theca ovoidea haud cylindrica differre videtur (Mueller), it appears to differ by the theca egg-shaped, hardly cylindric.

- capitulis magnis oblongis ovoideis v. rarius globosis (B&H), with the capitula large, oblong, egg-shaped or more rarely globose.

- capitula terminalia, depressa subglobosa v. ovoideo-conica (B&H), the capitula terminal, depressed, nearly globose or egg-shaped-conic [i.e. conic and somewhat egg-shaped].

longi-ovoideus,-a,-um (adj.A): long-ovoid.

obovoid, i.e. solid and more or less “having the form of an egg with the broad end apical” (Fernald 1950);

ovulate, q.v.: “somewhat ovoid (J. S. Jenslow)” (Jackson).

 

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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