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tomentum

Saltos de línea: to|men¦tum
Pronunciación: /təˈmɛntəm
 
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Definición de tomentum en inglés:

sustantivo (plural tomenta /-tə/)

Botany
A layer of matted woolly down on the surface of a plant.
Example sentences
  • Setae type range from being thin and highly branched, forming dense tomenta, to being broad and spatulate.
  • Leaves lack the thick tomentum beneath the leaf that characterizes the white linden.
  • With its thick tomentum and indumentum and its pointed dark green leaves, with its dense growth habit, and with its pretty flowers, it is a major asset to any garden.

Origen

late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'cushion stuffing'.

Derivados

tomentose

1
Pronunciación: /təˈmɛntəʊs, ˈtəʊ-/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Each inflorescence bears numerous, small flowers with widely spreading tepals, tomentose on the outer surface, and a labellum with well-developed side lobes.
  • Both the corolla and calyx are fairly rigid and tomentose externally.
  • The petals are bright Indian-orange, silvery tomentose outside and glossy inside.

tomentous

2
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • It is erect and rigid, light green in color slightly shaded reddish brown, fairly tomentous and glandular, and bearing some tiny prickles.

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