Saturday, April 05, 2014
Citations for vittate
This contrasts sharply with the vegetation of Chemung Lake which is dominated by vittate forms and shows a distinct seasonality.
Terms used to describe color patterns include: irrorate—freckled, covered with minute spots; vittate—with longitudinal markings (vittae); fasciate—markings (fasciae) with their longitudinal axis at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the body.
Origin of vittate
Vittate is derived from the Latin word vittātus which meant approximately "fillet-like." It entered English in the early 1800s.