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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
turned: contortus,-a,-um (part.A): intricate, intertwined; perplexed, complicated, twisted, twisted together obversus,-a,-um (part.A), turned towards, directed towards, opposite; tortus,-a,-um (part.A)n tortuous, turned, twisted, crooked; versatus,-a,-um (part.A): turned, bent, wound, twisted; versus,-a,-um (part.A), as a participle: turned towards, facing; after ad and acc., or after a noun in the accusative; see bent.

NOTE: turned as in curved back: retrocurvatus,-a,-um (adj.A), retrocurvus,-a,-um (adj.A), curved back or retroflexus,-a,-um (part.A): bent back, reflexed; see other terms for ‘curved’ or ‘bent’; cf. reflexus.
turned down or aside: deflexus,-a,-um (part.A), ‘deflected, bent or turned abruptly downwards;’

- petiolis per angulum 45* deflexis, with petioles deflexed through an angle of 45 degrees.

- folium ad apicem valde deflexum, the leaf at the apex strongly bent backward.
turned towards: versus (adv.) (usu. preceded by adv. or name of object in acc.); obversus,-a,-um (part.A);

- apicem versus, towards the tip.

- sursum versus, upwards.

- sutura vexillo obversa, suture turned towards the vexillum, i.e. on the side nearest the vexillum; cf. direction. (Stearn)

turned towards, facing: versus,-a,-um (part.A): as a participle, after ad and acc., or after a noun in the accusative; see verso; see versum (adv.);

- ad muros versus, turned toward the walls.

- ad Oceanum versus, towards the ocean; ad Alpes versus, facing the Alpes.

- in agrum versus, turned into the field;

- costis in apices versus evanidis, with costae vanishing into the apices.

- pileus centrum versus convexus vel planus, pileus toward the center convex or plane.

- lamina a basi apicem versus gradatim attenuata, with the blade from the base to the apex gradually attenuated, after acc. alone: Arpinum versus.

- costa apicem versus evanida, seta vanishing toward the apex.

 

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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