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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vas, gen.sg. vasis (s.n.III), acc. sg. vasem, dat. sg. vasi, abl.sg. vase (NOTE the nom. plural is vasa,-orum as though it were a second declension noun (see note), acc. pl. vasa, dat. & abl. pl. vasibus: a vessel, a receptacle, container, duct; nom. & acc. pl. vasa, gen. pl. vasorum, acc. pl. vasa, dat. and abl. pl. vasis; see ductus,-us (s.m.IV);

- fasciculus vasorum, bundle of vessels.

- vasa laticis, lactiferous ducts [laticis = gen.sg. latex,-icis, juice].

- herbae elatae, vasis laticiferis instructae, caudice prorepente v. rhizomate crasso (B&H), tall herbs, provided with lactiferous ducts, with the caudex creeping forward or with a thick rhizome.

- herba glaberrima, paludosa, scapigera, vasis laticiferis destituta (B&H), a very hairless herb, of wet places, bearing scapes, destitute of latex-bearing ducts.

- vas medullosum, medullary vessel.

- vasa scalariformia, scalariform vessels.

- fasciculo vasorum unico in sectione litteram V simulante, with a single bundle of vessels in section resembling the letter V (Stearn 1983).

Vasa (nom. pl.) “the tubes which occur in the interior of plants; and serve for the conveyance of sap or air.

Vasa contracta, V. expansa, V. laticis, V. propria, V. opophora, are names given to the milk vessels of cinenchyma, q.v.;

Vasa adducentia, V. spiralia, V. pneumatochymifera, V. chymifera, V. hydrogera, V. spiroidea, are spiral vessels;

Vasa exhalantia (nom.pl.n.), abl. pl. vasis exhalantibus [> L. vas, gen.sg. vasis (s.n.III), q.v., a vessel] “(obsol.) imaginary vessels found in the epidermis. They are in reality the sides of confluent cells” (Lindley); = stomates (Lindly).

Vasa lineata, V. scalariformia, V. annulata, V. mixta, V. moniliformia, are modified spiral vessels, or ducts;

Vasa prorosa, V. punctata, are the dotted vessels which constitute bothrenchyma, q.v..

Vasa exhalantia (“(obsol.): the stomates” (Lindley).

Vasa lineata (part.A): “(obsol.) vessels marked by transverse lines, such as the annular, scariform, and other forms of the duct” (Lindley).

Vasa lymphatica (adj.A): lymphatic ducts, or sap-vessels; see lymphaticus,-a,-um (adj.A).

Vas (gen.sg. vasis (s.n.III) porosum, V. punctatum, abl. pl. vasibus porosis, vasibus punctatis “are the dotted vessels which constitute bothrenchyma” (Lindley); see vas, vasis (s.n.III), see -enchyma,-atis (s.n.III).

Vasa propria, “sieve-tubes or thin-walled tubular cells of the phloem” (Jackson).

Vasa punctata, abl. pl. vasis punctatis: “dotted vessels” (Jackson).

Vasa (pl.n.III) terebinthinacea (adj.A) or terebinthina (adj.A), abl. pl. vasibus terebinthinaceis or terebinthinis [> L. vas, gen.sg. vasis (s.n.III), vessel], “turpentine vessels, tubes formed in the interstices of tissue, into which turpentine, or such secretions, are naturally drained during the growth of a plant. They are common in Conifers” (Lindley).

Vasiform tissue: “ducts; tubes having the appearance of spiral vessels, and bothrenchyma” (Lindley).

NOTE: vasum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. vaso was also present, classically, as a “vessel, dish, utensil, implement of any kind” (Lewis & Short), an implement for supporting anything.

Fusarium vasinfectum, a fungus causing wilting disease wherein plant tissues lose turgor pressure.

 

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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