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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
Zoophyton,-i (s.n.II), abl. sg. zoophyto: zoophyte,a member of the Zoophyta (pl.n.II): “a plant resembling an animal; 2. any of numerous invertebrate animals (as a coral, gorgonian, sea anemone, hydroid, bryozoan, or sponge) more or less resembling plants in appearance or mode of growth; esp. one (as many corals and hydroids) that forms a branching arborescent colony attached to a substrate” (WIII);

- [icon] ad modicum lentis augmentum seorsim pictum, pro Zoophyto item habendum sex brachiis instructo (l. c. fasc. 1. pag. 51 )! et similia plurima (S&A), [illustration), at a moderate augmentation of the lens, drawn separately, provided with six arms, also taken for a Zoophyte and very many similar things.

 

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