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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tentus,-a,-um (part.A) or tensus,-a,-um (part.A): extended, spread, out-stretched, out-spread, distended; directed to, inclined to, to tend in any direction + ad and acc.; [> L. tendo, tendere, tetendi, tentum or tensum: to stretch, stretch out, extend, spread, distend, extend];

- capsula aetate valvis tensis, capsule with age with the valves distended.

- foliis serotinis tentis, with late leaves out-spread.

- venis latice lactario tensis, with the veins distended with milky latex.

- foliis ad lucem tentis, with leaves directed toward the light.
tentus,-a,-um (part.A): held, possessed, kept [> L. teneo, tenui, tentum, 2. to hold, keep, have 'in the hand, in the mouth, etc.' (Lewis & Short), with the idea of possession, to have in one's power, to hold fast; syn. habens,-entis (part.B), possidens,-entis (part.B); see tenens,-entis (part.B);

- ordo polymorphus in medio inter Liliaceas et Restentas tentus, a polymorphous order kept in the middle between Liliaceae and Restiaceae.

- insectis in pilis foliaribus viscidulis tentis, with insects held on viscid foliar hairs.

- semina in operculo capsularum tenta, the seeds kept in the operculum of the capsules.

 

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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