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n. pl. vit·tae (vĭt′ē)
1. Zoology A streak or band of color, as on the bill of a bird.
2. Botany An oil tube in the fruit of certain plants, especially those in the parsley family.

[Latin, headband, ribbon; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

vit′tate′ (vĭt′āt′) adj.


n, pl -tae (-tiː)
1. (Botany) any of numerous tubelike cavities containing oil or resin that occur in the fruits of certain plants, esp of parsley and other umbellifers
2. (Biology) biology a band or stripe of colour
[C17: from Latin: headband; related to viēre to plait]
ˈvittate adj


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n., pl. vit•tae (ˈvɪt i)
1. a tube or receptacle for oil, occurring in the fruits of most plants of the parsley family.
2. Zool. a streak or stripe of color on the body.
[1685–95; < Latin: ribbon, fillet, akin to viēre to weave together]
vit′tate (-eɪt) adj.
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2+3] and expanding into a distinct apical spot and broad dark fuscous cubital streak; cells bc and c colorless; microtrichia in outer corner of cell c only; postpronotal lobes and notopleura yellow; scutum black with large areas of red-brown centrally and anterocentrally; lateral and medial postsutural vittae present; yellow spot anterior to mesonotal suture in front of lateral postsutural vittae; mesopleural stripe reaching midway between anterior margin of notopleuron and anterior notapleural seta; scutellum entirely yellow.
Members of this genus were pale black to grey flies with the abdomen often yellow, and the mesonotum have two or four black vittae.
Black, dusted whitish on pleurae and buff to whitish on scutum; scutum with 4 pronounced dark brownish vittae, lateral ones relatively broader and detached at the suture by coloration and dust of pleura; hairs on thorax weak, whitish, coarser on pleura and calli; legs predominantly black, sparsely dusted whitish, with tips of femora and adjoining ends of tibiae yellowish, with whitish, weak hairs, relatively longer and coarser on femora; wings clear with brown to dark brown veins, anal lobe well developed, wider than anal cell.
Cada zooide porta vittae (surcos con poros) a lo largo de la linea lateral.
5A): Grey-dusted throughout, with three dark brown vittae running along the dorsocentral and acrostichal setae, diffusing over scutellum.
Fronto-orbital plate dark yellowish brown, narrowing anteriorly in a white pruinescent carina reaching the parafacial plate; posteriorly joining to the brownish vittae of the occiput; with two well developed fronto-orbital setae and several hair-like setulae on the pruinescent carina.
Trachyspermum ammi (Ajowan), from the Apiaceae family, is an important commercial product for the food/flavoring industry, and they accumulate up to 5% essential oil in compartments referred to as canals or vittae.
Elytra olive green, each elytron with two longitudinal sutural and submarginal piceous vittae and a small spot near the base Disonychodes exclamationis (Boheman)
Two to four longitudinal vittae are situated over the locular region, symmetrically about the central fruit axis (Fig.
Esta era retorcida a manera de guirnalda, y se cubria con ella cualquier parte de La cabeza donde hubiera cabello, y al final La ataban por detras con otras dos cintas llamadas vittae --tambien significa 'cinta'--, que pendian de ella, una por cada Lado.
Not only did the mythical (oddly titled) mater Vesta bear no children, but the historical women who held this Roman priesthood uniquely filled by women and wore the stola and vittae of respected matronae and the hairstyle of an honored bride were excluded (for thirty childbearing years, minimum) from the pleasures and privileges, such as they were, of motherhood.
Thorax (Figs 2A-C): Scutum moderately arched, with six longitudinal vittae (here informally termed mid-dorsal vitta, sub-dorsal vitta, dorsocentral vitta, presutural vitta, lateral vitta and notopleural vitta), alternating between pruinescent (silver) and non-pruinescent (brown or orange) vittae.