verrucose

adjective ver·ru·cose \ və-ˈrü-ˌkōs \

Definition of verrucose

: covered with warty elevations

Origin and Etymology of verrucose

borrowed from Latin verrūcōsus, from verrūca "wart" + -ōsus 1-ose — more at verruca


Medical Dictionary

verrucose

adjective ver·ru·cose \ və-ˈrü-ˌkōs \

medical Definition of verrucose

1 : covered with warty elevations
  • a verrucose surface
2 : having the form of a wart
  • a verrucose nevus

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