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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tectus,-a,-um (part.A): covered, clothed; hidden, concealed [> tego,-xi,tectum, 3, to cover; shelter, protect, quard, defend; to bury, cover over; syn. opertus,-a,-um (part.A), ‘covered; hidden, concealed’]; cf. vestitus;

- herba pilis nigris capitato-glandularibus dense tecta, with the herb densely covered with black, capitate-glandular hairs.

- rachidi setis pallidis simplicibus bifurcatis tecta, with the rhachis covered with setae pale, simple, bifurcate.

- petala oblonga, triente basali papillis prasinis humilibus seriatis tecta, petals oblong, in the basal third, covered with low, leek-green papillae in rows.

- Florideae, ut ceterae Algae, nulla epidermide tectae sunt, sed membrana exterior frondis a cellulis terminalibus diversarum sérierum cellularum, quae frondem constituunt, contexta est (Agardh), the Florideae, as in the other Algae, are covered with no epidermis, but the outer membrane of the frond is constructed from the terminal cells of diverse rows of cells, which make up the frond.

- semina solitaria, trígona, pellicula nitente argéntea tecta, sapore fructus avellanae (Swartz), seeds solitary, three-angled, covered with a shining silvery pellicle, with the tase of the fruit of the hazel-tree.

Arundinaria tecta "covered with thin cortex; from the large sheaths of the flowering shoots" (Fernald, 1950).

 

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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