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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

Wall: murus,-i (s.m.II), abl.sg. muro, a 'city-wall;' dissepimentum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. dissepimento 'that which separates, a partition;' sepimentum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. sepimento 'partition, hedge, fence, enclosure'; septum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. septo, 'barrier, inclosure;' paries,-etis (s.m.III), abl. sg. pariete, q.v. a 'house-wall; the partition in a building or room;' see replum, septum, trabecula, tunica; see partition; transeptum,-i (s.n.II) a cross barrier or wall; see -tichus,-a,-um (adj.A);

- in ecclesiae muris, on the walls of a church.

- pariete tenui (adj.B), with a thin wall; pariete crasso (adj.A) with a thick wall.

- parietibus tenuibus (adj.B), with thin walls; parietibus crassis (adj.A), with thick walls.

- cellulae disci parietibus aequaliter atque pervalde incrassatis praeditae, cells of the disc provided with walls equally and also very strongly thickened.

- parietes radiales cellularum epidermaticarum fibrosi porosi, radial walls of the epidermal cells fibrous, porose.

- parietes tangentiales, tangential walls.

- loculus in locellos parietibus communibus instructos divisus, locule divided into locelli provided with common walls.

- lumen ob parietum incrassationem fere nullum, ad rimam angustam reductum, lumen on account of the thickness of the walls almost none, reduced to a narrow fissure.

- zygosporae atque aplanosporae ab gametangiis per parietes cellulosos sporangii separatae, zygospores and aplanospores separated from the gametangia by the cellulose walls of the sporangium.

NOTE: in classical Latin murus,-i pertained to the wall of a city, whereas paries,-etis indicates the wall (partition) of a house; cf. puteale,-is (s.n.II)), abl. sg. puteale: a stone curb round the mouth of a well; a similar curb placed round any spot (Lewis & Short).

NOTE: muri are ridges on the pollen wall, separating lumina (spaces between ridges) in reticulate pollen (Radford et al., 1974).

NOTE: ‘thin-walled’ may be rendered as ‘leptodermous,’ the wall of the cell thinner than the cavity: leptodermus,-a,-um (adj.A), leptodermaticus,-a,-um (adj.A); pachydermus,-a,-um (adj.A), pachydermaticus,-a,-um (adj.A): pachydermous, ‘thick-walled.’

Contact-wall, tangential wall: see contact.

Cross or dividing wall, partition: dissepimentum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. dissepimento; septum,-i (s.n.II), abl.sg. septo; transeptum,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. transepto.

Outer spore wall: episporium,-ii (s.n.II), abl.sg. episporio; exosporium, -ii (s.n.II), abl.sg. exosporio.

between walls: intermuralis,-e (adj.B).

with horizontal and longitudinal walls: muriformis,-e (adj.B), 'muriform, resembling brickwork in a wall: parallel rows, the ends of each unit situated above the center of the unit below' [> L. murus,-i (s.m.II) a wall; a bank, mound, dam]; see muriformis,-e (adj.B): NOTE: a second meaning is 'mouse-shaped.'

with two walls or coats: bitunicatus,-a,-um (adj.A).

inside or within the walls: intramuralis,-e (adj.B).

pertaining to the wall: parietalis,-e (adj.B), ‘parietal, borne on the wall, pertaining to the wall,’ parietinus,-a,-um (adj.A); cf. tunicatus,-a,-um;

- partes parietales in forma litterae H distinctae, parts pertaining to the wall in the shape of the letter H distinct.

in L. comp.:

-septatus,-a,-um (adj.A) in L. comp.;

- biseptatus, with two walls or septa; octoseptatus, with 8 walls.

-tunicatus,-a,-um (adj.A): in L. comp. in fungi, -coated;

- crassitunicatus, with thick walls; glabritunicatus, with glabrous or smooth walls or coats; tenuitunicatus, with thin walls.

in Gk. comp.:

-dermaticus,-a,-um (adj.A), dermus,-a,-um (adj.A), in Gk. comp. 'skinned';

- leptodermus (adj.A), leptodermaticus (adj.A) 'thin-walled;'

-desmaticus,-a,-um (adj.A) in Gk. comp. 'banded';

- pachydesmaticus,-a,-um (adj.A), with thick walls, bands or bonds.

-phragm: -phragma,-atis (s.n.III), abl. sg. -phragmate, in Gk. comp.,

-screen, -partition; -phragmaticus,-a,-um (adj.A), pertaining to a screen or a specified partition;

- diaphragma,-atis (s.n.III), abl. sg. diaphragmate, diaphragm.

Wall-thinnings: areis tenuibus parietinis, i.e. with 'thin wall areas' (area,-ae, s.f.I); area tenuiparietina (adj.A), thin-walled area.

Wall-thickenings: areis crassis parietinis, i.e. with 'thick wall areas' (area,-ae, s.f.I); area crassiparietina (adj.A), thick-walled area.

Wall-thinnings: areis tenuibus parietinis, i.e. with 'thin wall areas' (area,-ae, s.f.I); area tenuiparietina (adj.A), thin-walled area.

Wall-thickenings: areis crassis parietinis, i.e. with 'thick wall areas' (area,-ae, s.f.I); area crassiparietina (adj.A), thick-walled area.


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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