verrucose

adjective

ver·​ru·​cose və-ˈrü-ˌkōs How to pronounce verrucose (audio)
: covered with warty elevations

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verrucose was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Verrucose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verrucose. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

verrucose

adjective
ver·​ru·​cose və-ˈrü-ˌkōs How to pronounce verrucose (audio)
1
: covered with warty elevations
a verrucose surface
2
: having the form of a wart
a verrucose nevus
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