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rugose

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adjective ru·gose \ˈrü-ˌgōs\

Definition of rugose

  1. 1 :  full of wrinkles <rugose cheeks>

  2. 2 :  having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated <rugose leaves of the sage>

rugosity

play \rü-ˈgä-sə-tē\ noun


Did You Know?

Rugose was borrowed into English in the late 17th century from the Latin adjective rugosus ("wrinkled"), which itself derives from "ruga" ("wrinkle"). One descendant of "ruga" that you'll probably recognize is "corrugate," which initially meant "to form or shape into wrinkles or folds." Another, which might be more familiar to scientists, is rugulose, meaning "finely wrinkled." In addition, there is the noun "rugosity," which can refer to either the quality or state of being full of wrinkles or an individual wrinkled place.

Origin and Etymology of rugose

Latin rugosus, from ruga


First Known Use: 1676


Medical Dictionary

rugose

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adjective ru·gose \ˈrü-ˌgōs\

Medical Definition of rugose

  1. :  having many wrinkles <rugose skin>




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