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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 plural is vasa,-orum as though it were a second declension noun (see note): 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].

- 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).

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).

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)

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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