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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tendens,-entis (part.B): extending, spreading, stretching out; distending, swelling; striving, being directed to, inclining to, to tend in any direction + ad and acc.; [> L. tendo, tendere, tetendi, tentum or tensum: to stretch, stretch out, extend, spread, distend, extend]; see pertinens,-entis (part.B); see vergens,-entis (part.B);

- color si luci objecta obscure purpureus, fere in violaceum tendens, the color if exposed to the light dull purple, tending almost to a violaceous (noun: violaceum (s.n.II).

- nervis secondariis recte ad marginem tendentibus, with secondary nerves extending in a straight line to the margin.

- foliis ad lucem tendentibus, with leaves stretching out to the light.

- lianae ad caelum tendentes, lianas stretching out to the sky.

- lianis sinistrorsum tendentibus, with lianas directed towards the left (twisted to the left as viewed from the side).

- folia minora duo opposita, orbicularia, in eodem cursu tendentia, lesser leaves two, opposite, orbicular, tending in the same direction.

 

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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