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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
torosus,-a,-um (adj.A), torulosus,-a,-um (adj.A): torose, cylindrical with [irregular] bulges or contractions at intervals, knotted, with knots or nodes; “a cylindrical body, swollen out here and there” (Lindley);‘having the surface covered with rounded prominences, knobbed; cylindrical (as a plant member) with alternate swellings and contractions’ (WIII); (in fungi) “(as ‘torulose, torulous’ “cylindric, with swollen portions at intervals; with catenate swellings, ‘moniliform’” (S&D); provided with a torus, i.e. any round swelling, protuberance, a knot [> L. torus,-i (s.m.II) q.v.]; cf. intestiniformis,-e (adj.B); cf. moniliformis,-e (adj.B), ‘beaded’ like a necklace, perhaps more uniform than torose; see nodosus,-a,-um (adj.A); see torus,-i (s.m.II); see torulosus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- capsulae torulosae (id est circum semina dilatatae inter semina constrictae), capsules tortulose (i.e. around the seeds swollen, between the seeds constricted) (Stearn).

- stamina exteriora ananthera superne undulata v. moniliformia, interiora antherifera filamentis torulosis (B&H), outer stamens lacking anthers, undulate or moniform above, the inner ones bearing anthers with torulose filaments.

- carpella sublaevia aut laeviter torulosa. (DeCandolle), the carpels somewhat even [i.e. rather smooth, level] or slightly torulose [“a cylindrical body, swollen out here and there” (Lindley)].

- [Bryum; moss] theca propria illi Br. atropurpurei similis sed ad insertionem pedunculi torosa veluti coronata (C. Mueller), the characteristic theca is similar to that of Bryum atropurpureum, but it is as if crowned at the insertion of the peduncle with a protuberance.

Leavenworthia torulosa with the siliques torulose, “cylindric, with constrictions” (Fernald 1950); Panus torulosus, a mushroom.

Torula,-ae (s.f.I), a genus of yeasts with a linear-cylindric body that is moniliform or bead-like: with alternating bulges and contractions; see beer.

 

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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