tomenta

tomentum

[tuh-men-tuhm]
noun, plural tomenta [tuh-men-tuh] . Botany, Entomology.
pubescence consisting of longish, soft, entangled hairs pressed close to the surface.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Neo-Latin tōmentum, Latin: stuffing (of wool, hair, etc.) for cushions

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tomentum (təˈmɛntəm)
 
n , pl -ta
1.  a feltlike covering of downy hairs on leaves and other plant parts
2.  a network of minute blood vessels occurring in the human brain between the pia mater and cerebral cortex
 
[C17: New Latin, from Latin: stuffing for cushions; related to Latin tumēre to swell]
 
tomentose
 
adj

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tomentum to·men·tum (tō-měn'təm)
n. pl. to·men·ta (-tə)
A network of extremely small blood vessels passing between the pia mater and the cerebral cortex.

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