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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
symphy-, symphyo-: in Gk. comp. 'growing together' [> Gk. symphyein, to make to grow together; to grow together, to grow into one; cf. symphytos,-on (adj.), planted together with, congenital, innate, inborn (Liddell & Scott); opp. merist-, q.v. meristo-, divided;

- symphyandrus,-a,-um (adj.A), with anthers grown together.

- symphogenous, in fungi, formed by growth and division of a number of hyphae (as opp. to meristogenous, of pycnidia, etc.) formed by growth and division of one hypha (Ainsworth & Bisby) [note the ‘u’ or ‘y’ is elided before ‘genus’];”arising through the interweaving and compacting of hyphal branches (as in the development of some pycnidia)” (WIII); opp. meristogenous, q.v.

Symphytum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. Symphyto “Ancient Greek name from symphyton, grown together, for its reputed healing virtues, as indicated by the decurrent leaves” (Fernald 1950); Symphyandra A. DC.: from the anthers grown together; Symphyomitra, Symphyosira, Symphyosirinia.

 

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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