erumpent

adjective erum·pent \ə̇ˈrəmpənt, ēˈ-\

Definition of erumpent

  1. 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. 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

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Origin and Etymology of erumpent

Latin erumpent-, erumpens, present participle of erumpere


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