tomentum


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tomentum

[tə′men·təm]
(anatomy)
The deep layer of the pia mater composed principally of minute blood vessels.
(biology)
Pubescence consisting of densely matted wooly hairs.
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Integument entirely black; pubescence and tomentum bluish or purplish covering all the body; wings dark Psorthaspis colombiae Bradley b.
Other useful characters include the presence of bluish to purplish tomentum covering the whole body except for antennal fossae, which have silvery tomentum, rugose sculpturing on the propodeal flanges and dark wings with a dull purplish sheen.
Other important characters are the presence of appressed orange tomentum located on the pronotum, the narrow frontal bridge of the clypeus, and the banded wings.
In addition, the pronotum has appressed orange tomentum, although sometimes the anterior and/or lateral parts are devoid of it.
Underside of leaf blade has light tomentum, but is bristly in nature.
pinnae, with orange tomentum shedding as leaf expands, rachis
of total leaf), pubescent with dark purple-brown tomentum, spinescent
rachis), with 100-150 pinnae, with orange tomentum shedding as leaf
Basidiocarpia terrestris, ad 6 X 5 cm, robusta, ad quadruplo e basi sursum ramificans, cum tomentum basalis.
about 200 mm (8 in) long and 75 mm (3 in) in diameter, somewhat glabrous with a patch of brown tomentum at the apex of each sporophyll.
covered with persistent tomentum, and larger specimens are often
sporophyll apex displaying a patch of light brown tomentum.