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erose

adjective \i-ˈrōs\

Definition of EROSE

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

Origin of EROSE

Latin erosus, past participle of erodere
First Known Use: 1793

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erose

adjective \i-ˈrōs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EROSE

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

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