erose

adjective
\ i-ˈrōs How to pronounce erose (audio) \

Definition of erose

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

First Known Use of erose

1793, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erose

Latin erosus, past participle of erodere

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“Erose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erose. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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erose

adjective
\ i-ˈrōs How to pronounce erose (audio) \

Medical Definition of erose

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

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