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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Upperside, upper surface; cf. venter,-tris (s.m.III) 'front;' cf. frons (s.f.III), gen.sg. frontis (s.f.III), in the sense of 'face,' rather than 'front;'

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

- in facie foliari adaxiali, on the adaxial leaf-face.

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

- in pagina foliari adaxiali, on the adaxial 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 adaxiali, on the adaxial part of the leaf.

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

- in superficie foliari adaxiali, on the adaxial leaf surface.

+ adaxialis,-e (adj.B), the side of an organ, such as a leaf, that faces toward the stem

+ adversus,-a,-um (part.A): turned to or toward a thing, with the face or front toward, in front of (opp. aversus);

- pagina adversa, front or upper side (of leaf).

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

+ superus,-a,-um (adj.A): upper, higher, placed above, superior in position.

+ superior,-ius (adj.B), compar. of superus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'upper.'

+ ventralis,-e (abj.B): ventral, i.e. on the inner face or the one towards the axis, the adaxial surface of a leaf.

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

NOTE: dorsalis,-e (adj.B), dorsualis,-e (adj.B): dorsal is the UPPER surface of a flattened plant body.

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

- pagina adversa, upper side (of leaf).

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

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

upright: directus,-a,-um (part.A), q.v.; erectus,-a,-um (part.A); rectus,-a,-um (part.A): 'led straight along, drawn in a straight line (horizontal or vertical), straight, upright;' verticalis,-e (adj.B); strictus,-a,-um (adj.A) 'drawn close together, very upright, very straight;' in Gk. comp. orth-, ortho-, q.v., 'straight, erect;' see perpendicular.

 

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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