tomentum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tomentum a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex
    • n tomentum filamentous hairlike growth on a plant "peach fuzz"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tomentum (Bot) The closely matted hair or downy nap covering the leaves or stems of some plants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tomentum In botany, a species of pubescence, consisting of longish, soft, entangled hairs, pressed close to the surface.
    • n tomentum In anatomy, the flocculent inner surface of the pia mater: more fully called tomentum cerebri.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tomentum tō-men′tum (bot.) a species of pubescence
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Tomentose.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The whole tree is usually covered with a scaly tomentum, while the fruit is a black flattened drupe.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Nothing can exceed the difference between the two, both in shape and tomentum.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Black, with cinereous tomentum and with moderately stout bristles.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
The surface is covered with a fine and dense tomentum.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Pileus convex or expanded, dry, clothed with a very minute appressed tomentum, whitish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Flowers expanding amongst the tomentum on the apex of the plant.
"Journal of a Horticultural Tour through Germany, Belgium, and part of France, in the Autumn of 1835" by James Forbes
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