adjective fru·tic·u·lose \früˈtikyəˌlōs\

Definition of fruticulose

  1. :  resembling a small shrub

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Origin and Etymology of fruticulose

Latin frutic-, frutex + -ulus (diminutive suffix) + English -ose

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