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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
swellings, resembling: L. compounds + -formis,-e (adj.B);

ampulliformis,-e (adj.B): flask-shaped, lageniform, swollen below like a short flask.

bulliformis,-e (adj.B), bubble-like, blister-like.

gangliformis,-e (adj.B): knot-like.

intestiniformis,-e (adj.B): intestine-like (applied to lax hairs bent irregularly backwards and forwards and slightly constricted at intervals) (Stearn).

lageniformis,-e (adj.B), ‘flask-shaped, lageniform, swollen below like a short flask.’

lecythiformis,-e (adj.B): lecythiform, "(of cystidia) pronouncedly ventricose below, attenuated above to a neck which is surmounted by a rounded button or knoblike enlargement, ...’ninepin-shaped’ (S&D).

moniliformis,-e (adj.B): moniliform, i.e. cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads.

pustuliformis,-e (adj.B), resembling a pustule or blistere

utriculiformis,-e (adj.B): utriculiform, shaped like little utricles or bladders.

utriformis,-e (adj.B): utriform, bladder-shaped; (of cystidia), ventricose below and thick above, but almost isodiametric, and typically with a slight constriction below a large rounded head (S&D)

verruciformis,-e (adj.B): shaped like a wart.

 

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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