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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
-tomous: in Gk. comp. -tomus,-a,-um (adj.A) ‘-slit,-cut,-incised’ [> Gk. tomos, a cutting > Gk. temnein, to cut]; see atom;

- dichotomus, cut or divided into twos [ > Gk. dicha, in two parts].

- polytomous, flabelliramous, "Branching by division of the apical meristem to produce more than three equal derivatives" (Kiger & Porter 2001): flabelliramosus,-a,-um (adj.A), polytomus,-a,-um (adj.A).

- trichotomus, cut or divided into threes, three parts, trichotomous, i.e. having the divisions always in threes [> Gk. tricha thrice].

- flores in paniculas trichotomas, flowers in trichotomous panicles.

- cymae fastigiatae, longe pedunculated, pauciflorae 3-chotomae (B&H), the cymes fastigiate, long pedunculaled, few-flowered, 3-times cut.

- trichotomosulcatus, in pollen, with a three-slit aperture.

- tetrachotomosulcatus, in pollen, with a four-slit aperture.

- 2-3-chotomus, cut or developing into 2 or three parts.

- polytomus, polytomous, q.v.

 

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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