noun (plural tomenta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, cushion stuffing Date: 1699 pubescence composed of densely matted woolly hairs

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  • Tomentum — may refer to the following:*A covering of closely matted or fine hairs on plant leaves. *A network of minute blood vessels in the brain. * Tomentum in zoology are a short, soft …   Wikipedia

  • Tomentum — bezeichnet in der Mykologie die haarig filzige Bekleidung steriler Oberflächen, besonders die Hutflächen von Ständerpilzen. Der Begriff ist abgeleitet von lateinisch tomentum Polster oder Polsterung. Quellen Dörfelt, H.; Jetschke, G.: Wörterbuch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tomentum — To*men tum, n.; pl. {Tomenta}. [L. See {Tomentose}. ] (Bot.) The closely matted hair or downy nap covering the leaves or stems of some plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tomentum — (lat.), 1) Material zum Ausstopfen der Ruhebetten; 2) Ruhebett, Kissen; 3) Filz, die Oberfläche einer Pflanze dicht bedeckender Überzug von seinen, in einander verwebten Haaren. Daher Tomentosus, filzig, s.d. u. Stängel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • tomentum — [tō men′təm] n. pl. tomenta [tō men′tə] [ModL < L, a stuffing (of hair, wool, etc.): for IE base see THUMB] 1. a growth of short, matted, woolly hairs, as on a stem or leaf 2. a network of very small blood vessels in the pia mater and the… …   English World dictionary

  • tomentum — n. [L. tomentum, stuffing of wool] Covered with closely matted scale like hair or spines on the body or appendages that cannot be separated; downy; tomentose adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tomentum — /teuh men teuhm/, n., pl. tomenta / teuh/. Bot., Entomol. pubescence consisting of longish, soft, entangled hairs pressed close to the surface. [1690 1700; < NL tomentum, L: stuffing (of wool, hair, etc.) for cushions] * * * …   Universalium

  • tomentum — to•men•tum [[t]təˈmɛn təm[/t]] n. pl. ta ( tə). bio ter a dense covering of woolly or matted hairs, as on a leaf • Etymology: 1690–1700; < NL tōmentum, L: cushion stuffing to•men•tose təˈmɛn toʊs, ˈtoʊ mənˌtoʊs adj …   From formal English to slang

  • tomentum — /təˈmɛntəm/ (say tuh mentuhm) noun (plural tomenta /təˈmɛntə/ (say tuh mentuh)) Botany pubescence consisting of longish, soft, entangled hairs pressed close to the surface. {New Latin; special use of Latin tōmentum stuffing (of wool, hair, etc.)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tomentum — noun a) A mass of filamentous hairs on the leaf of a plant. b) A covering of fine, soft hairs; a pubescence …   Wiktionary

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