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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
quadrate, square or approximately square in form; something resembling a square, as in a rectangular space; squared: quadratus,-a,-um (part.A) [> L. quadro,-avi,-atum, 1. (quadrare), to square, make square, fit]; syn. quadrus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.; see isodiametricus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. cubical;

- caules crassocarnosi, aphylli, in areolas quadratas v. hexagonas divisis quasi tesselati (B&H), the stems thick-fleshy, leafless, divided into small quadrate or hexagonal areas as if tesselated [i.e. checkered].

- sed discus utplurimum e centro communi irregulariter fissus in lacinias saepe triangulares subaequales, attamen nonnumquam etiam quadratas, difformes etc., in marginem erectum dispositas , hiat (S&A), but, for the most part, the disc gapes open [hiat], after being irregularly split into laciniae, often triangular, somewhat uniform, and even sometimes quadrate, of unusual forms etc., arranged on the erect margin.

- lamellae versus stipitem truncatae, vix adnexae, latitudine longitudinem aequante subquadratae vel rhombeae (S&A), the lamellae truncate toward the stipe, scarcely adnexed [i.e. narrowly joined to the stipe] with the width equalling the length, somewhat quadrate or rhombic [i.e. diamond-shaped].

- lamellis valde confertis angustis, pileo plus minus difformi subquadrato etc. (S&A), with the lamellae strongly crowded, narrow, with the pileus more or less deformed, nearly quadrate [i.e. square in form].

- (moss) folia e cellulis parenchymaticis, basi folii majoribus interdum laxis, apicem versus minoribus quadrato-areolatis composita (Mueller), leaves composed of parenchymatic cells [i.e. thin-walled, isodiametric], larger at the base of the leaf, sometimes lax, toward the apex smaller, quadrate-areolate.

- (moss) folia perichaetialia subquadrato-areolata (Mueller), the perichaetial leaves somewhat quadrate-areolate.

quadrato-rhombicus,-a,-um (adj.A): quadrate-rhombic, i.e. square but with a corner at apex and base. Rhombic is diamond-shaped.

square in shape and shallowly concave at the top like a Roman Catholic cleric's hat: birettaformis,-e (adj.B), q.v.

squarish, not quite square: subisodiametricus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., subisodiametrus,-a,-um (adj.A); subquadratus,-a,-um (part.A): approximately or approaching squared or isodiametric, squarish; see quadrate, isodiametricus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. oblatus,-a,-um (adj.A).

subquadratus,-a,-um (part.A): approximately or approaching squared, squared, squarish; cf. oblatus,-a,-um (adj.A).

 

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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