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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Parasite: parasitus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. parasito; parasita,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. parasita [> L. > Gk. parasitos (s.m.II), 'one who eats with another, a guest; one who manages to live at another's expense;' a sponger, toad-eater, parasite];

- inflorescentiis per parasitas redactis, with inflorescences reduced by parasites.

- parasitae speciem (Agardh), a species [acc.sg.] of parasite.

- (algae) ramuli filo primario dissimiles, acuti, fasciculati, penicillum lanceolatum, viridem, erectum, filo primario veluti appositum & quasi parasitam formantes, ultimus ceteris multo longior (Agardh), the branches different from the primary filament, acute, elongate, fasciculate, forming a lanceolate, green penicillum, erect as if alongside it and as though it was a parasite.

NOTE: Agardh occasionally uses the noun ‘parasite’ as a feminine first declension noun.

 

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