Vitta

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vitta (Zoöl) A band, or stripe, of color.
    • Vitta (Bot) One of the oil tubes in the fruit of umbelliferous plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vitta A headband,fillet,or garland; specifically, among the ancient Greeks and Romans, a band or fillet used as a decoration of sacred persons or things, as of priests, victims, statues, and altars.
    • n vitta One of the in-fulæ or lappets of a miter.
    • n vitta In botany, an oil-tube, or receptacle for oil, found in the fruits of most Umbelliferæ. They are longitudinal canals or tubes filled with an aromatic or peculiar secretion. Their usual position is in the intervals between the ridges of the fruit, where they occur singly or in groups. Their number, size, position, etc., are of great systematic value. See Oil-tube
    • n vitta In zoöl., a band; a streak or stripe, as of color or tex- ture; a fascia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vitta vit′a a fillet, or garland for the head
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vitta, ribbon, fillet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

Cells furnished with a narrow elongated band or vitta on each side, without fenestrae.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
He laid a hand unsteady with its tremor of delight and young eagerness upon the vitta and it slipped off her hair.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
In the later ages the 'vitta' was sometimes set with pearls.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Bivittate: with two longitudinal stripes or vittae.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Sed certe sonituque pedum terrebar; et ingens Crinales vittas afflabat anhelitus oris.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
He drew the chair closer, which the alabarch had occupied, and Junia, dropping off her mantle and vitta, sat down in it.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
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In news:

EULESS — Barbara Vittas and her husband, George, attired in choir robes, filed out of the St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church community hall behind altar boys singing a hymn.
He was born February 11, 1920 in Chicago, the son of Robert Lee and Vitta (Staal) Looby , both of whom preceded him in death.
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In science:

L(cid:24)boe predstavlenie algebry Virasoro zadaet predstavlenie lievskogo kompozita Vitta v tom жe prostranstve.
q_R-conformal symmetries in 2D nonlocal quantum field theory, categorical representation theory, and Virasoro algebra
Pustь w – algebra Vitta i (w; p±) – lievski(cid:27) kompozit Vitta.
q_R-conformal symmetries in 2D nonlocal quantum field theory, categorical representation theory, and Virasoro algebra
Rassmotrim abelevo (necentralьnoe) rasxirenie we algebry Vitta pri pomowi generatorov fi (i ∈ Z) takoe, qto [ei , fj ] = j fj .
q_R-conformal symmetries in 2D nonlocal quantum field theory, categorical representation theory, and Virasoro algebra
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