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Adj.1.tomentous - 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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Touzeau (1968; 1971 In[19]) indicates that vines with tomentous leaves accommodate much fewer larvas than those in hairless leaves.
Basidiomata greater than 20 mm wide; exoperidium surface tomentous; mycelial layer persistent with age, papery, not forming a cup under the basidiome; endoperidium light brown Geastrum schweinitzii 14 (12).
Sentences like this one--though my favorite in all economics--might possibly help explain why he didn't quite get through: "If we are getting restless under the taxonomy of a monocotyledonous wage doctrine and a cryptogamic theory of interest, with involute, loculicidal, tomentous and moniliform variants, what is the cytoplasm, centrosome or karyokinetic process to which we may turn, and in which we may find surcease from the metaphysics of normality and controlling principles?"