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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
strobiloideus,-a,-um (adj.A): strobiloid, cone-like; cf. strobilaceus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. conoideus,-a,-um (adj.A): conoid, conoidal, almost conical; “resembling a conical figure, but not truly one, as the calyx of Silene conoidea” (Lindley).

Theoria,-ae (s.f.I) strobiloidea: “the assumed origin of Pteridophytes, in those forms whose sporophytes are the most primitive, as Lycopodium and Equisetum (Bower)” (Jackson); [as “tstrobilus theory: “a theory in evolutionary botany: the sporophyte of the vascular plant derives from a primitive form resembling or equivalent to a strobilus of sporophylls” (WIII).

 

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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