ruga

noun
ru·​ga | \ ˈrü-gə How to pronounce ruga (audio) \
plural rugae\ ˈrü-​ˌgī How to pronounce ruga (audio) , -​ˌgē , -​ˌjē \

Definition of ruga

: an anatomical fold or wrinkle (as of the gastric mucous membranes) usually used in plural

First Known Use of ruga

1683, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruga

New Latin, from Latin, wrinkle — more at corrugate

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“Ruga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruga. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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ruga

noun
ru·​ga | \ ˈrü-gə How to pronounce ruga (audio) \
plural rugae\ -​ˌgī How to pronounce ruga (audio) , -​ˌgē How to pronounce ruga (audio) , -​ˌjē How to pronounce ruga (audio) \

Medical Definition of ruga

: an anatomical fold or wrinkle especially of the viscera usually used in plural the rugae of an empty stomach

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