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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tenax,-acis (adj.B): tough, holding fast, tenacious; gripping, holding tight(or fast or hard); sticky, clinging, adhesive; persistent, firm, retentive; opp. fragilis,-e (adj.B) or tener,-era,-erum (adj.A), ‘delicate, soft;’ see tacky;

- contextu solido vel tenaci, with the context solid or tough.

- cellula tenax, holdfast cell.

- fungus ipse ephemerus est: sed pilei ejus, substantia tenace praediti, postquam projecti sunt, paullatim exsiccati , diutissime persistunt (S&A), the fungus itself is ephemeral, but its pilei, provided with a tenacious substance, after it has been thrust out, after having dried out little by little, persist a very long time.

- (fungus) totus fungus coelo pluvio lubricus, sed stipes tenax, glutinosus (S&A), the whole fungus in rainy weather lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery], but the stipe is tough, glutinous [i.e. like glue, tacky].

- [Clavaria viscosa; fungus] totus fungus tenacissimus lubricus quum humet, post exsiccationem rigens, fragilis (S&A), the whole fungus extremely tough, lubricous [i.e. smooth and slippery] when wet, after drying out, rigid, fragile.

- cortex tenax difficilime frangitur, funibus perficiendis idoneus (DesFon), the bark is tough, broken with the utmost difficulty, suitable for the creating of rope.

 

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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