www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects
 
Introduction


Browse by Keyword


Search


Abbreviations


Bibliography


Resources


A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Trace:

1. a visible mark left by something in the past, sign, evidence; remnant, rudiment, vestige: rudimentum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., abl.sg. rudimento,‘ something unformed or undeveloped, something primitive; something arrested in an early stage of its development;’ vestigium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. vVestigio, ‘vestige, remnant, trace; ‘a trace or remnant of something which no longer exists;’ cf. reliquiae,-arum (pl.f.I), acc. pl. reliquias, abl.pl. reliquiis, remains, relics, remnants, leavings, rest, remainder; reliquum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. reliquo: that which is left behind, a remainder, residue;

- pileus juventute ater, aetate vestigio pallide griseo, pileus when young black, with age with a pale gray vestige (trace).

2. a small or barely observable amount: all of the above, but cf. nota,-ae (s.f.I) ‘a mark, spot, sign, token;’ cf. particula,-ae (s.f.I), ‘a particle, small piece;’ scintilla,-ae (s.f.I), ‘a faint trace, spark, glimmer;’ scintillula,-ae (s.f.I), ‘a little spark, trace;’ vestigium,-ii (s.n.II), abl. sg. vestigio, ‘a trace or remnant of something which no longer exists;’

- scintillula virtutum, a tiny trace of virtues.

- vestigio coloris, with the vestige (trace) of color.

Note: tincture, a slight admixture or smattering of something, a trace (WIII): tinctura,-ae (s.f.I), abl.sg. tinctura, ‘a slight dyeing, a coloring.’

3. a track indicative of one’s course or line of travel: Leaf trace, a strand of vascular tissue connecting a leaf with the stem, etc.; trace-gap, the gap in the wood caused by the passage of a leaf-trace bundle in the stele (Jackson);

- strand (thread): filum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. filo; see filament, funiculus;

- cellulae leptoides fili foliaris, leptoid cells of the leaf trace (strand).

- cellulae hydroides fili foliaris, hydroid cells of the leaf trace.

Note: the use of ‘trace’ to indicate a track or road: the 500 mile long road from Nashville, Tennessee (USA) to Natchez, Mississippi, begun in 1806, for returning traders who had used the Mississippi River to float produce down to Natchez, called the Natchez Trace.
trace, vestigial, rudimentary: rudimentalis,-e (adj.B), rudimentarius,-a,-um (adj.A), �rudimentary, unfinished, incomplete, imperfect;�, abortivus,-a,-um (adj.A); vestigialis,-e (adj.B); see obsoletus,-a,-um (adj.A); see rudimentary.

 

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

 
 
 
© 1995-2017 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support