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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
pellucidus,-a,-um (ajd.A), compar. pellucidior,-ius (adj.B): clear, transparent; bright, shining , having the property of transmitting light; having a clear light, very bright, radiant; “wholly or partially transparent” (Jackson); (bryology) “clear, translucent or transparent” (Magill 1990) [> L. per-luceo]; syn. hyalinus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see translucent;

- semina in quoque loculo plurima reniformia in pulpa pellucida glutinosa nidulantia (F.Mueller), very many seeds in each locule kidney-shaped, nested in a glutinous [i.e. sticky] transparent pulp.

- margine epunctato pellucido integerrimo serrulato v. ciliato (B&H), with the margin lacking dots, transparent, completely entire, serrulate or ciliate.

- partes foliáceae saepe glandulis pellucidis punctatae, v. punctis vesiculosis nigris conspersae; in petalis etiam staminibusque nonnunquam conspicuis (B&H), the leafy parts often dotted with transparent glandules, or with scattered black vesiculose dots; conspicuous on the petals and even sometimes the stamens.

- semina minuta, linearia, testa pellucida in vaginam filiformem producta (B&H), the seeds minute, linear, with the seedcoat pellucid, extended into a filiform sheath.

- seminibus dilute fulvis splendentibus pellucidis laevibus (F. Mueller), with the seeds pale blackish brown, shining, transparent, smooth.

- (algae) fila membranacea, tenuissima, pellucida, articulata, aequalia, ramosa (Agardh), filaments [i.e. threads] membranaceous, very thin, transparent, jointed, uniform, branched.

- (algae) interstitiis pellucidis(Agardh), with the interstices [i.e. spaces in between] transparent.

- (algae) Articuli globosi, subpellucidi, interdum inter se inaequales (Agardh), the joints globose, nearly transparent, sometimes between themselves unequal [i.e. not uniform].

- (moss) calyptra tenera basi integra pellucida (Mueller), the calyptra delicate, at the base entire, transparent.

- (moss) margine folii plerumque reflexa, e cellulis majoribus a basi usque ad apicem pellucido - reticulata (Mueller), with the margin of the leaf usually reflexed, [composed of] larger cells, from the base to the apex transparent-reticulate.

- foliis pubescentia densa brevissima pellucida erecta scabridis (Boissier), with the leaves scabrid with a dense, very short, transparent, erect pubescence.

pellucido-membranaceus,-a,-um (adj.A): transparent-membranaceous, with a transparent membrane;

- sepalis marginem exteriorem versus late pellucido - membranaceis (Boissier), with the sepals toward the exterior margin broadly transparent-membranous.

pellucido-punctatus,-a,-um (adj.A): dotted with transparent dots; to do

- folia crenata v. serrata, pellucido-punctata v. magis coriacea et epunctata (B&H), leaves crenate or serrate, pellucidly-dotted or more coriaceous and without dots.

- folia obtusa v. teretia (e marginibus revolutis), grosse pellucido-punctata (B&H), the leaves obtuse or terete (from the revolute margins), coarsely pellucid-dotted.

Dichodontium pellucidum; Fissidens pellucidus Hornsch., a moss with smooth, large, pellucid cells in contrast to thickened brown walls.

NOTE: more recent usage seems to imply a degree below transparent. The ‘pel-‘ derives from ‘per-‘ indicating intensification, but the -idus may suggest the diminuti of the quality of clearess.In the classical period, a pure clearness was indicated.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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