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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
teres,-etis (adj.B), abl.sg. tereti; compar. teretior, teretius (adj.B): terete, i.e. circular in transverse section, rounded, cylindric; 'rounded off, rounded, well-turned;' “tapering; free from angles; cylindrical or nearly so” (Lindley); (in mosses) in reference to the costa, meaning rounded at the back; cf. cylindric;

	Singular		Plural	
	m. & f.	n.	m. & f.	n.
Nom.teres	        teres	        teretes	teretia [note -ia]
Gen.	teretis	teretis	teretium [note -ium]	teretium [note -ium]
Dat.	tereti	tereti	teretibus	teretibus
Acc.	teretem	teres	        teretes	teretia
Abl.	tereti	tereti	teretibus	teretibus


- petalum internum teres, inner petal terete.

- foliis petiolisque teretibus, with leaves and petioles terete.

- inflorescentia in aspectu teres, inflorescence terete in appearance.

- staminodia teretia, staminodes terete.

- ramulis teretibus (non angulatis), with branchlets round (not angled).

- cotyledonibus crassiusculis subplanis ellipticisque v. semiteretibus, with the cotyledons somewhat thicker, rather flat and elliptic or semiterete.

- styli rami subteretes, obtusi, breviter papillosi, the branches of the style nearly terete, obtuse, shortly papillose.

- achaenia 3-4-gona teretia v. saepius varie compressa, achenes 3-4-angled, terete or more often variously compressed.

- foliis planis v. semiteretibus canaliculatisque v. rarius subteretibus, with leaves flat or half-terete and canaliculate or more rarely almost terete.

- foliis planis v. semiteretibus canaliculatisque v. rarius subteretibus, with leaves flat or half-terete and canaliculate or more rarely almost terete.

- foliis teretibus v. compressiusculis, with the leaves terete or somewhat compressed.

- colesula in omnibus speciminibus nostris est perfecte teres et plicata (Lindberg), the colesule in all of our [i.e. my] specimens is perfectly round and plicate.

 

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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