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Innocuous   [ Botany]
Adverb: Innocuously 
Noun: Innocuousness

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  Having no adverse effect; lacking capacity to injure.  
   
Mammillaria pectinifera the pectinate spines Specifically used  in botany to describe a plant structure, organ or substance lacking capacity to injure; harmless in effect.
 

 

Left:  innocuous (not prickly) spine of Mammillaria pectinifera.

   
[From Latin "innocuus" not hurtful ]  

 

 

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