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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
NOTE: a vortex has come to be associated with a whirl, eddy, whirlpool of water, wind or flame (cf. turbo,-inis (s.m.III), whereas vertex is associated with the highest point, top, peak or summit as of a mountain, a tree.

Vortex,-icis (s.m.III), abl. sg. vortice, a whirl, whirlpool, an eddy of wind, flame or water: see vertex,-icis.

Vorticella,-ae (s.f.I), dim. of vortex, a whirlpool, in allusion to the currents these protozoans produce in the water.

 

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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