Rugose meaning

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Having a rough, ridged, or wrinkled surface.

Rugose spores.

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(biol.) Having or full of wrinkles; corrugated; ridged.

A rugose leaf.

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Having a rough, ridged, or wrinkled surface.

Rugose spores.

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(figuratively, rare) Rugged, rough, unrefined.
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(botany) Having a rough, wrinkled surface; Parasynthetic, e.g. rugose-veined or rugose-leaved.
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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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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 rÅ«gōsus "wrinkled"

    From Wiktionary