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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Venter,-tris (s.m.III), gen. sing. ventris, abl. sing. ventre, nom. & acc. pl. ventres, gen. pl. ventrum, abl. pl. ventribus; the ventral surface, the front, the inner face; the belly; a curving or protuberance, belly; the swollen or expanded basal portion of an archegonium in which the oosphere is formed, containing the egg (ovum); = Gk. gaster, q.v.; see stomach; cf. frons (s.f.III), gen.sg. frontis (s.f.III), the front of anything; opp. dorsum,-i (s.n.II), q.v., the back, lower, or outer (abaxial) side of an organ;

- perianthio rotundo-obovato dorso subcarinato ventre biplicato, the perianth rounded-obovate with a subcarinate back (dorsum) with the biplicate ventrum (ventral part).

- drupa, endocarpio ad ventrem hemisphaerice v. peltatim intromisso (B&H), the drupe with the endocarp on the ventral surface hemispherically or peltately inserted.

- lobis seu a dorso vel ventre visis truncato-serratis, with the lobes seen either from the back or front truncate-serrate.

- ovula et semina solitaria, ventri peltatim affixa (B&H), ovules and seeds solitary, peltately affixed to the front.

- semen profunde rugosum, albumine corneo ruminato, sulco hippocrepiformi ventre exsculpto (B&H), the seed deeply wrinkled, with the albumen like horn [i.e. hard and close-textured but not brittle], with the furrow horseshoe-shaped, with the front [i.e. inner surface] pitted.

NOTE: drop the -e before -r when declining.

Marmota flaviventris, Yellow-bellied Marmot, the yellowish belly of this animal contrasts with the yellow-brown of the upperside of its body.

 

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