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erose

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adjective \i-ˈrōs\

Definition of erose

  1. :  irregular, uneven; specifically :  having the margin irregularly notched <an erose leaf>



Origin and Etymology of erose

Latin erosus, past participle of erodere


First Known Use: 1793

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erose

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adjective \i-ˈrōs\

Medical Definition of erose

  1. :  having the margin irregularly notched as if gnawed <an erose edge of a bacterial colony>




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