Farinose definition

fărə-nōs
Covered with mealy dust or powder.

A farinose calyx.

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Producing farina.
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Full of meal; mealy.
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(biol.) Producing or covered with a powderlike substance.
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Covered with mealy dust or powder.

A farinose calyx.

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Yielding or related to farina; as, farinose substances.
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(botany, zoology) Covered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy.
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Origin of farinose

  • Late Latin farīnōsus mealy from Latin farīna farina farina

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Late Latin farīnōsus, from Latin farīna.

    From Wiktionary