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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
under side, on the, downwards from above, below, beneath, in the lower part: inferne (adv.); opp. superne (adv.),' upper side, on the; upwards, from above, above.'

Underside, undersurface; cf. dorsum,-i (s.n.II) 'back;' cf. frons (s.f.III), gen.sg. frontis (s.f.III), in the sense of 'face,' rather than 'front;' cf. upperside;

- facies,-ei (s.f.V), dat.sg. faciei, abl. sg. facie, facies: 'face,' facet.

- in facie foliari abaxiali, on the abaxial leaf-face.

- pagina,-ae (s.f.I), abl. sg. pagina: side of a leaf.

- in pagina foliari abaxiali, on the abaxial side of the leaf.

- pars, gen.sg. partis (s.f.III), abl. sg. parte: part, portion, piece, section, sector, division, subdivision: pars, gen.sg. partis (s.f.III), abl. sg. parte;

- in parte foliari abaxiali, on the abaxial part of the leaf.

- superficies,-ei (s.f.V), dat. sg. superficiei, abl. sg. superficie

- in superficie foliari abaxiali, on the abaxial leaf surface.

+ abaxialis,-e (adj.B), the side of the leaf that faces away from the stem (i.e. the underside).

+ aversus,-a,-um (part.A): turned backwards, behind, on the back; (opp. aversus);

- pagina aversa, under side (of leaf).

- in parte aversa, on the part behind (said of cultures in agar, as Aspergillus).

+ dorsalis,-e (adj.B), dorsualis,-e (adj.B): dorsal; related to or attached to the back; the surface turned away from the axis, which in the case of a leaf is the lower, abaxial surface.

NOTE: dorsal is the UPPER surface of a flattened plant body.

NOTE: ventral refers to the LOWER surface of a prostrate plant or structure.

+ infernus,-a,-um (adj.A); inferus,-a,-um (adj.A), 'lower, under.'

+ inferior,-ius (adj.B), compar. of inferus,-a,-um (adj.A).

- nervis secundariis in pagina foliari abaxiali planis, with the secondary nerves on the abaxial leaf surface plane.

- pagina aversa, lower side (of leaf).

- margine basis pinnarum acroscopica ad paginam abaxialem versus saepe subplicata, with the margin of the base of the pinnae acroscopic, often subplicate on the abaxial side.

- in facie dorsali et ventrali, on the dorsal and ventral face.

 

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

 
 
 
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