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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
transverse, crosswise, extended or lying across or in a crosswise direction, as opposed to longitudinal (i.e. along the long axis): transversalis,-e (adj.B), transversarius,-a,-um (adj.A), transversus,-a,-um (adj.A); see decussatus,-a,-um (part.A), ‘intersected crosswise;’

- cellulae in sectione transversali rectangulares, cells in transverse section rectangular.

- costa in sectione transversa stereidis carens, costa in cross section lacking stereids.

- cellulae in seriebus transversis 1-2, cells in 1-2 transverse rows.

- folia acuminata, laevia, integerrima, nervosa: nervis transversis (Swartz), the leaves acuminate, smooth, completely entire, [with strong nerves]: with the nerves transverse [i.e. crosswise to the long axis].

- thallus sectione transversa semilunaris, the thallus with the transverse section [i.e. cross-section] half-moon in shape.

NOTE: English ‘traverse’ derives from Later Lat. transversare, to cross.

NOTE: dehiscentia,-ae (s.f.I) transversus (adj.A, adv. transverse), of an anther, dehiscing at right angles to the long axis of the theca.

NOTE: Linea,-ae (s.f.I) transversalis,-e (adj.B): “the ostiolum of certain Fungals” (Lindley).
Transverse cross-wall, -septum or -partition: transeptum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. transepto; cf. transeptatus,-a,-um (adj.A): with all cross walls transverse.
transverse (Latin adv.): see transversely.

 

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