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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tapered, tapering, gradually becoming smaller or narrower, diminishing in diameter toward one end; not abrupt, gradual: contractus,-a,-um (part.A) 'drawn together;' angustatus,-a,-um (part.A) 'narrowed', attenuatus,-a,-um (part.A) 'narrowly tapered,' decrescens,-entis (part. B) 'growing less', deminutus,-a,-um (part.A) 'lessened;' protractus,-a,-um (part.A) 'lengthened out;' all usually qualified by adv. such as gradatim 'gradually,'longe 'long,' cuneatim 'cuneately,' sensim, 'gently;' see acuminate, narrowed;

- capsulis basi in collum sensim decrescentibus, with the capsules at the base gradually diminishing into a neck.

- lamina basi in petiolum alatum gradatim decrescens, blade at base into the winged petiole gradually diminishing (Stearn).

- thallus base in appressorium minutum gradatim angustatus, thallus at the base gradually narrowed into a minute holdfast.

- cellulae sensim apicem versus contractae usque ad 0.8-1.0 um latae, cells gradually toward the apex contracted to 0.8-1.0 um wide.

- folia apice abrupte contracta, leaves at the apex abruptly contracted.

narrowly tapered: attenuatus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v.

 

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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