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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Syzygia,-ae (s.f.I), abl.s g. syzygia: a joining together or conjunction, a syzygy; syn. conjugatio,-onis (s.f.III), q.v. [> L. syzygia,-ae (s.f.I), a joining together or conjunction, a syzygy, syn. conjugatio,-onis (s.f.III) (Lewis & Short) > Gk. lit., ‘state of being yoked together,” > syzygos, yoked together, united > syn + zygon, yoke; the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system;” “a pair of correlatives, opposites, or otherwise related things” (WIII)].

Syzygiella,-ae (s.f.I): an hepatic genus; Syzygium, “with reference to the paired leaves and branchlets of a Jamaican species (Calyptranthes suzygium [sic] for which name was used originally” (Stearn 1996).

 

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