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to·men·tum

, tomentum cerebri (tō-men'tŭm, tō-men'tŭm ser'ĕ-brī),
The numerous small blood vessels passing between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cortex of the brain.
[L. a stuffing for cushions]
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tomentum

(tō-mĕn′təm)
n. pl. tomen·ta (-tə) Biology
A covering of dense matted hairs.
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to·men·tum

, tomentum cerebri (tō-men'tŭm, ser'ĕ-brī)
The numerous small blood vessels passing between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cortex of the brain.
[L. a stuffing for cushions]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tomentum

the dense covering of short cottony hairs on some plant structures.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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tomentum shedding as leaf expands; rachis consistently terminated by
tomentum shedding as leaf expands or persistent on petiole, rachis
of total leaf), pubescent with dark purple-brown tomentum, spinescent
rachis), with 100-150 pinnae, with orange tomentum shedding as leaf
2 cm diam., covered with reddish brown tomentum; peduncle glabrous, 10
reddish brown tomentum; peduncle glabrous, 30 cm long, 1.5 cm diam.;
solution of household bleach, after which the thick coating of tomentum
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 gray tomentum; the remainder is glabrous.