Rugose Definition

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adjective
Having or full of wrinkles; corrugated; ridged.
A rugose leaf.
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(figuratively, rare) Rugged, rough, unrefined.
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(paleontology) Describing a fossil coral of the extinct order Rugosa (also called Tetracoralla), this order has horn-shaped corals with surfaces covered with ridges.
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(entomology) Combined another adjective, for example, rugose-reticulate or rugose-punctate.
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noun

Compound form: rugose mosaic. One of a few mosaic diseases identified by a marked wrinkling of the leaves and greater chlorosis and dwarfing compared with other mosaics. Rugose mosaics is most commonly seen with potatoes.

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Origin of Rugose

  • Latin rūgōsus from rūga wrinkle

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

  • From Latin rūgōsus "wrinkled"

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