noun, plural vit·tae [vit-ee]. /ˈvɪt i/.
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Vitta (plural vitt), the oil-tubes of the fruit of Umbellifer.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Shall I recommend my young friend to wrap up the heads of his Vestals in a vitta?
He laid a hand unsteady with its tremor of delight and young eagerness upon the vitta and it slipped off her hair.The City of Delight|Elizabeth Miller
Cells furnished with a narrow elongated band or vitta on each side, without fenestrae.Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1.|John MacGillivray
The vitta was at once the symbol and the talisman of chastity.