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 (tō-mĕn′tōs′, tō′mən-)
adj. Biology
Covered with short, dense, matted hairs.

[New Latin tōmentōsus, from Latin tōmentum, cushion stuffing.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tomentose - covered with densely matted filamentstomentose - covered with densely matted filaments
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.tomentose - densely covered with short matted woolly hairs; "a tomentose leaf"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially hairless or rarely tomentose. Inflorescence corymb, 5-7 flowered; peduncle tomentose in young condition, quickly hairless; Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially hairless or rarely tomentose.
ochraceus was based on the diagnostic characteristics of the species (Gentry, 1992), especially the underside of the densely tomentose, whitish-brownish leaves with stellate trichomes that almost conceal the leaf surface and a calyx with long trichomes (7 mm).
Anamorph on the natural substrate from isotype (WSP 69635): Conidiogenous structure on tomentose tissue Sepia (63).
Closed examination revealed that specimen from Bungo Range National Park has several distinguishing morphological characteristics, i.e., elliptic and oblong-elliptic leave with caudate apex, being bilobed with tomentose and black stripes at the margin of the ligule, orange flower, a widening cup-shaped stigma with cilia, and distinct trilobed (Table 1, Figures 2 and 3).
Except for Stangeria eriopus, the stem apices of all cycad species bear short, triangular, woody, often tomentose, modified leaves with a pointed free end, known as cataphylls (Fig.
The branches are striate, grey tomentose. The leaves are pinnately trifoliate and the petioles are 0.5-1.5 inches long, stipules are minute.
Spores in Phaeangium are ornamented at maturity and a have tomentose peridium, whereas Picoa juniperi has smooth spores and no tomentum.
It is also terete, fulvous tomentose; lamina 7-17(-23) A-7.5-15cm, broad elliptic-ovate or sub- orbicular.
Sepals abaxially densely tomentose and adaxially glabrous, incurved in anthesis, the 4 lateral sepals abaxially biglandular, the anterior sepal eglandular.
Original description of Toxotus auricomusThe pubescence of the body is slightlylonger, extraordinary dense, tomentose, golden yellow; it covered dorsal surface completely.