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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Vessel, duct: ductus,-us (s.m.IV), abl.sg. ductu, gen.pl. ductuum ‘a leading, conducting, as of water, a duct, canal;’ vas, gen.sg. vasis (s.n.III), nom. & acc. pl. vasa; also canalis,-is (s.m.III), abl.sg. canale; see also sulcus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. sulco, furrow or groove; [[ DELETE see duct;]] see vas, vasis (s.n.III); see duct, tube; also used of boats; see boat, flask;

- canales resiniferi (adj.A): resin ducts.

- sulcus resorptus (part.A), resorption channel (in Sphagnum).

- scalariform duct, scalariform vessel: “a vessel having scalariform markings, as in many Ferns” (Jackson): vas scalariforme, acc. sg. vas scalariforme, abl. sg. vase scalariformi; ductus scalariformis, abl. sg. ductu scalariformi.

NOTE: a vessel in English: > Late Latin vascellum,-i (s.n.II), dim. of L. vas, ‘vessel,’ a receptacle, container: domestic containers or utensils, specifically ‘plate’; cutlery, dishes; “a hollow and usu. cylindrical or concave utensil ... for holding something, especially a liquid; ... a usually hollow structure used on the water for purposes of navigation, a watercraft; a tube or canal (as an artery, vein, or lymphatic) in which a body fluid (as blood or lymph) is contained and conveyed or circulated; a conducting tube in a vascular plant formed in the xylem by the fusion and loss of end walls of a series of cells” (WIII); see flask.

 

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