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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tendency, inclination, proneness, propencity: inclinatio,-onis (s.f.III), abl. sg. inclinatione, with ad + acc.; proclivitas,-atis (s.f.III), abl. sg. proclivitate, with ad + acc.; pronitas,-atis (s.f.III), abl. sg. pronitate; propensio,-ionis (s.f.III), abl. sg. propensione; see inclinatio,-onis (s.f.III);

- seminibus proclivitate ad abortionem, with seeds with a proneness to abortion.

- fructus inclinatione ad ruptionem, the fruits with a tendency to rupture.

- foliis proclivitate ad fragilitatem, with the leaves with a tendency to fragility.

- ad morbos propensio, a tendency toward diseases.

- fungi ad morbos pronitate, fungi with a proneness toward diseases.

- rhizoideis in partibus caulis inferioribus ad disperionem inclinatione, with the rhizoides with a tendency to dispersion in the lower parts of the stem.

NOTE: often rendered by adj., such as pronus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., or propensus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v., 'inclined towards, tending towards;’ both with ad or in + acc.;

- rhizoideis ad dispersionem pronis (propensis), with rhizoides prone to dispersion or scattering.

- arbor lignis pronis ad fissionem, a tree with wood prone to splitting.

- fungi ad morbos propensi, fungi inclined toward diseases.

- ramuli maturi fertiles ad verticillatim ramificantem proni, mature fertile branchlets tending to verticillately branching.

 

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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