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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
weakly, faintly, feebly: exiliter (adv.) 'thinly, meagerly, feebly,' infirme (adv.), debiliter (adv.), languide (adv.) 'feebly, weakly,' leniter (adv.) 'mildly, gently;' molliter (adv.) 'gently, weakly;' obsolete (adv.), weakly, faintly, scarcely; of colors, pallide (adv.), dilute (adv.); opposite of valde (adv.), fortiter (adv.) 'strongly, robustly, vivide (adv.) vividly;' cf. almost, slightly, somewhat; see scarcely;

- venarum lateralium pari basali infirme evoluto, by the basal pair of lateral veins weakly developed.

- paribus basalibus debiliter evolutis, by the basal pairs weakly developed.

- cellulae in catenulas leniter silicatas dispositae, cells arranged in weakly silicated chains.

NOTE: use of prefix sub- in L. comp., with adjectives indicates lack of fulfillment, such as subcyanophilus,-a,-um, weakly cyanophilic, use of sub-; also -iusculus, 'somewhat' 'not quite' 'rather': incrassatiusculus, somewhat thickened; cf. strongly.

 

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