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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Tumor, swelling, bump: tumor,-oris (s.m.III), abl.sg. tumore, nom.& acc. pl. tumores, gen. pl. tumorum, dat.& abl.pl. tumoribus; see tuber,-eris (s.n.III); see swelling (noun);

- radix contrita tumoribus resolvendis idonea (DesFon), it is sufficient for the root being bruised for the tubers to be set free.

- spinae geminae interdum basi in tumorem magnum vel maximum confluentes, spines paired sometimes at base in a large or very large swelling grown together (Stearn 1983).

- petalis interioribus basi tumoribus geminatis instructis, by the inner petals provided with 2 swellings at the base.

- (Algae) goniocytium ruptum latere plerumque in tumorem celeriter evehitur, e quo mox transverse fisso zoogonidiorum turba erumpit (Braun), the ruptured goniocytium quickly advances on the side usually into a tumor [i.e. swollen growth], from which soon, when transversely split, bursts out a multitude of zoogonidia.

 

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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