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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Pediculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. pediculo: (obsol.) = pedicel, q.v.

Pediculus antherae [gen.sg. anthera,-ae (s.f.I), the anther]: “the filament” (Lindley).

NOTE: “pedicellus, pediculus, pedunculus, pes, petiolus: “the stipe of certain Fungals” (Lindley).
Pediculus,-i (s.m.II), abl. sg. pediculo, also peduculus,-i and pedunculus,-i (s.m.II),

Pediculus,-i (s.m.II) L. louse; “the type genus of Pediculidae including common lice infesting man; the genus Pediculus” (WIII)

Pedicularis,-is (s.f.III), abl. sg. pediculare, Lousewort, “name from [L.] pediculus, a louse, because of the early European belief that cattle, feeding where P. palustris abounded, became covered with lice” (Fernald 1950).

 

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