verrucose

adjective
ver·​ru·​cose | \ və-ˈrü-ˌkōs How to pronounce verrucose (audio) \

Definition of verrucose

: covered with warty elevations

First Known Use of verrucose

1686, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verrucose

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

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The first known use of verrucose was in 1686

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“Verrucose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verrucose. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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verrucose

adjective
ver·​ru·​cose | \ və-ˈrü-ˌkōs How to pronounce verrucose (audio) \

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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