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Definition of the noun tomentum

What does tomentum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tomenta

  1. filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonyms of tomentum: fuzz / hair
    • more generic terms: enation / plant process = a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    • more specific terms:
      • stinging hair = a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid
      • beard = a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
  2. a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex


  1. Tomentum: Det här är en lista över ord som är vanligt förekommande inom botaniken. Denna lista ska förklara de vanligaste begreppen som används då växters utseende, förökning, växtplats och växtsätt beskrivs. En del ord förklaras i mer djupgående artiklar, medan andra förklaras i sin helhet här. Om något ord saknas så går det bra att ta upp det på diskussionssidan, eller helt enkelt lägga till det här. Denna artikel är dock under avveckling och planeras bli ersatt med fullständiga artiklar på alla ämnen.
  2. Tomentum in anatomy are a short, soft pubescence or a covering of fine, soft hairs.

Phrases with Tomentum

  1. tomentum cerebri
  2. Basal Tomentum
  3. Scrapter tomentum
  4. species Scrapter tomentum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tomentum

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Google previewMichigan Lichens (1996)

by Julie Jones Medlin

Tomentum is a cottony mass of loosely interwoven fungal hyphae that may be found on either the upper or lower surface of the thallus. Cilia are slender extensions of the thallus composed of compressed hyphae at the margins of the lichen ...

Google previewThe Correspondence of Charles Darwin: (2016)

by Charles Darwin

The tomentum is the soft dense hair covering leaves or branches. 5 4 Elephas antiquus (straighttusked elephant) was found across Eurasia.

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Palms (2017)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (2 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

Solitary, short and subterranean, hastula present, proximal pinna laminar, leaves irregularly pinnate, spicate inflorescences erect or arching above the leaves, erect elongate peduncle with flat tomentum, deciduous peduncular bract densely ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

TOMENTUM Noun. (Latin, tomentum = stuffing. PL, Tomenta.) 1. A form of pubescence composed of matted, woolly Setae. 2. Diptera: A covering of short, flattened, more-or-less recumbent, scale-like Setae which merges gradually into dust or ...

Google previewDictionary of Biology

by Kirti Sharma

Tomentum Trachoma Tomentum: A five ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1893)

by Sir George Watt

Both narrow suddenly into a short stalk, are fleshy and closely covered with a fulvous tomentum, and when dried are obscurely five-angled. The stone is hard and pentagonal, and contains a sweet oily kernel, having three prominent ridges ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Dacrydium to Gordonia (1890)

by Sir George Watt

The tomentum is prepared for use as follows : — About the middle of the rains, when the leaf attains its full size, the plant is gathered, the point of the leaf is severed, and the down stripped off towards the base in an entire layer. It is then without ...

Google previewElements of Botany; Or, an Introduction to the Sexual System of Linnæus. To which is Annexed an English Botanical Dictionary. Illustrated by Copper-plates (1802)

by Richard HALL (M.D.)

Tomentum, tomentum, interwoven soft hairs, scarcely discernible.

Google previewLexicon Philologicum præcipue etymologicum et sacrum, in quo Latinæ et a Latinis auctoribus usurpatæ ... voces ex originibus declarantur ... Editio altera ... locupletior, etc (1655)

Tomentum,lanabrevis acconcila. Ifid.l.19.27. Tomentum appellatum,quodautin filo aut ...

Google previewLoudon's Encyclopaedia of Plants (1880)

Comprising the Specific Character, Description, Culture, History, Application in the Arts, and Every Other Desirable Particular Respecting All the Plants Indigenous To, Cultivated In, Or Introduced Into Britain. New Impression, Ed. by Mrs. Loudon, Assisted by George Don and David Wooster by John Claudius Loudon

at $102 Clothed with hoary tomentum, Leaves long linear acute attenuated at base, Cauline ones ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts (2008)

by Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull

with 140 to170 leaflets, tomentum shedding as the leaf expands. Petioles are 45–55 cm long ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (2004)

by Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton

'tomentum', felty matter; (1) for the minutely pubescent stem segments. (Opuntia) - (2) for the minute pubescence on the leaves. (Jatropha seineri van, Pedilanthus) tomentosus Lat., covered in matted hairs, felted; (1) for the general appearance ...

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Tomentum Meaning

Video shows what tomentum means. A mass of filamentous hairs on the leaf of a plant.. A covering of fine, soft hairs, a pubescence.. A network of fine blood ...

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Scrabble value of T1O1M3E1N1T1U1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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