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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
superus,-a,-um (adj.A): upper, higher, placed above, above, superior in position; compar.: superior,-ius (adj.B), q.v., (in position) higher, upper [the Carolinas]: superl.

1. supremus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., highest, uppermost.

2. summus,-a,-um (adj.A) to do

3. [superrimus,-a,-um (adj.A) is not used even in classical period]

opp.: inferus,-a,-um (adj.A), lower, placed below, lower in position; see high, low, tall; see ‘superior,-ius (adj.B)’ for discussion of the ovary;

- labio supero 8 mm longo, labio infero 10-14 mm longo, with the upper lip 8 mm long, the lower lip 10-14 mm long.

- ovarium saepissime superum, the ovary most often superior.

- Ovarium syncarpicum, inferum v. superum (B&H), ovary syncarpic, inferior or superior.

- ovarium 2-6-loculare, inferum semisuperum v. rarius superum (B&H), ovary 2-6-locular, inferior, half-superior or more rarely superior.

- calyx fructifer adnatus subsuperus in Ancistroclado, Anisoptera, et Pachynocarpo. (B&H), fruit-bearing calyx adnate, somewhat superior in Ancistrocladus, Anisoptera, and Pachynocarpus.

- drupa supera, subgloboso-3-loba, drupe superior, subglobos, 3-lobed.

- ovarium saepissime superum (B&H), the ovary most often upper [i.e. superior].

- ovarium saspius superum v. disco immersum. (B&H), the ovary more often above [i.e. superior] or immersed in the disc.

- ovulorum micropyle infera v. rarius supera (B&H), the micropyle lower [i.e. inferior] or more rarely upper [i.e. superior].

- ovulorum micropyle supera in Menispermaceis, pseudo-supera (raphe dorsali) in Ranunculaceis nonnullis (B&H), the micropyle of the ovules upper [i.e. superior] in Menispermaceae, false-superior (with the raphe dorsal) in some Ranunculaceae.

- ovarium syncarpicum, inferum v. superum, calycis tubo inclusum v. exsertum (B&H), the ovary syncarpic, below or above, includded in the tube of the calyx or exserted.

 

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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