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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tenus (prep. with abl), always placed after its noun or pronoun in the ablative: up to, as far as, reaching to, down to; cf. usque (adv.);

1. (with limiting force), just as far as, right up to, as far as;

- folia decidua basi tenus palmatim divisa (F. Mueller), leaves deciduous, divided palmately as far as the base.

- foliolum secundum longitudine tenus rhachis attingens, the second leaflet reaching as far as the length of the rhachis.

- sinu medio tenus laminae exciso, with a sinus cut out as far as the middle of the lamina.

- costa apice tenus currens, costa running as far as the apex.

- marginibus ubique recurvis vel semel revolutis tenus prope apicem, with the margins throughout recurved or once revolute up to near the apex.

- costae apice tenus extendentes, costae extending as far as the apex.

- per totum Americam septentrionalem Canada tenus boreali habitat, it grows throughout North America as far as boreal Canada.

2. up to (a given stage in a process);

- fructificatione tenus sepalis retentis, with the sepals kept up to fructification.

3. to the extent of (the limits to which a action, statement, etc. apply);

- speciebus tenus Rosacearum omnes caules spinosi, to the extent of species of the Rosaceae, all stems spinose.

 

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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