erumpent

adjective

erum·​pent
ə̇ˈrəmpənt,
ēˈ-
1
: tending to grow out vigorously from a substrate so as to burst through or rise above its surface
certain erumpent fungi that parasitize leaves
2
of the fruiting bodies of some fungi and algae : grown or burst through a surface (as of a host's tissue) so as to form a projecting mass
the erumpent fruiting bodies of some rusts
erumpent acervuli forming black dots on the leaves

Word History

Etymology

Latin erumpent-, erumpens, present participle of erumpere

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“Erumpent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erumpent. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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