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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
thick: crassus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'stout, solid, thick, dense, fat, gross;’ compar. crassior,-ius; superl. crassissimus,-a,-um (adj.A); latus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'broad;' crassiusculus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'somewhat thick; 'densus,-a,-um (adj.A), 'closely packed;' creber, crebra, crebrum (adj.A) 'thick, crowded together, pressed together;' confertus,-a,-um (adj.B), 'pressed close together, crowded, densely crowded;' spissus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'dense, compact, close together;' cf. pachy-: in Gk. comp., thick, stout; opp. liquidus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'liquid, fluid;' opp. rarus,-a,-um (adj.A,) ‘of things, (standing) far apart, scattered, dispersed;' opp. tenuis,-e (adj.B) 'thin, slender;

- genus vix a Cochlearia nisi habitu et seminum testa crassa distinctum (B&H), a genus scarcely distinct from Cochliaria except by the habit and the test of the seed thick.

- arbor pomis densa, a tree thick with fruit.

- pagina reversa papillis crebris, pilis brevibus raris obtecta, the reverse side covered with thick (dense) papillae, with scattered short hairs.

- rami foliis conferti, branches crowded with leaves.

- pileus laticem crassum exudens, the pileus exuding a thick latex.

- caules dimorphici, alter crassus fertilis, alter tenuis sterilis, stems dimorphic, the thick one fertile, the thin one sterile.

- semina perplurima, conferta, ovoidea; testa crassa (B&H), seeds very many, crowded, ovoid, testa thick.

Note: altus (tall, high) in contrast with latus (wide) in reference to the thickness of a thallus-frond, or the foliage of a thalloid hepatic:

- frons usque ad 4 mm longa, obcuneata, apice quadriloba, i.e. bis dichotoma, furcis brevibus, latis, ubique aequicrassa, sextuplo latior quam alta, antice plana (Steph.), frond to 4 mm long, obcuneate, at the apex 4-lobed, that is, twice dichotomous, with the forks short, wide, everywhere equally thick, six times wider than tall, antically flat. [note that here, the ‘wide’ and the ‘tall’ refers to the thickness of the frond]

becoming thick, thickening: spissascens-entis (part.B).

somewhat thick: crassiusculus,-a,-um (adj.A); subcrassus,-a,-um (adj.A); crassulus,-a,-um (adj.A), somewhat thick, rather dense, slightly thick, fleshy, stout.

somewhat thickened: incrassatulus,-a,-um (adj.A).

very thick: praecrassus,-a,-um (adj.A), percrassus,-a,-um (adj.A).

thick and hard: callosus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.
thick-:

In L. comp. conferti-;

- confertifolius, with crowded leaves, thick with leaves; confertiflorus, with crowded flowers, thick with flowers; confertilobus, with crowded lobes, thick with lobes; confertipes, thick with (pedicels, petioles); confertipetalus, thick or dense with petals; confertivenius, thick or dense with veins.

In L. comp., crassi-; see crass-, crassi-: in L. comp.;

- crassifolius, thick-leaved; crassilabius, thick-lipped; crassinervius, thick-nerved; crassipes, with a thick support (petiole, peduncle or pedicel); crassipetalus, having thick petals; crassivenius, having thick veins.

In Gk. comp., pachy-;

- pachyphyllus, thick-leaved; pachychilus, thick-lipped; pachyneurus, thick-nerved; pachypodus, with a thick support (petiole, peduncle or pedicel); pachytichus, with thick walls.
thick-skinned: pachydermus,-a,-um (adj.A), pachydermicus,-a,-um (adj.A).

thick-walled: crassitunicatus,-a,-um (adj.A); pachydermus,-a,-um (adj.A), pachydermicus,-a,-um (adj.A), thick-skinned, with wall of cell thicker than the cavity; pachypleurus,-a,-um (adj.A), with thick sides or ribs; pachytichus, with thick walls].
thick and hard: callosus,-a,-um (adj.A), q.v.

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
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