tomentum

Primary Meanings of tomentum

1.
n
a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex
2.
n
filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
Full Definitions of tomentum
1

n a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex

Synonyms:
tomentum cerebri
Type of:
capillary, capillary vessel
any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
2

n filamentous hairlike growth on a plant

Synonyms:
fuzz, hair
Types:
stinging hair
a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid
beard
a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
awn
slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
Type of:
enation, plant process
a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

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