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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tail (of an animal): cauda,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. cauda = “any long, soft, narrow, terminal appendage” (Lindley); see appendage;

- connectivum postice in calcar, caudam v. appendicem productum, connective postically extended into a spur, tail or appendage.
tail-, -tailed, i.e. with an elongated or tail-like appendage, such as a spike: in L. comp. -caudatus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- acuticaudatus, with a sharp or pointed tail; brevicaudatus, with a short tail, crassicaudatus, with the thick tail; multicaudatus, with many ‘tails;’ filicaudatus, with a thread-like tail; hirticaudatus, shaggy-tailed; tereticaudatus, with a rounded tail.

in Gk. comp.: ur-, uro- q.v.; -uris,-idis (s.f.III), -uros,-i (s.m.II), -urus,-i (s.m.II); -urus,-a,-um (adj.A); -oura,-ourorum (n.pl.II): in zoological nomenclature, a variant of -ura,-urorum (n.pl.II), as in Anoura,-ourorum [also Anura,-urorum], syn. of Salientia,-tiorum, an order of Amphibia including frogs, toads that have no tail as adults; ur-, uro-,-urus, q.v.: in Gk. comp. tail-, -tailed, i.e. with an elongated or tail-like appendage, such as a spike.

in Gk. comp. cerc-, cerco-, q.v., ‘tail’ [> Gk. cercos (s.m.II), tail. cercaria, cercopod; Xiphocercus.

 

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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