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druse

[ drooz ]
/ druz /
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noun

an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.

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Origin of druse

1745–55; <German; compare Middle High German, Old High German druos gland, tumor, German Drüse gland (Middle High German drües, plural of druos)
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British Dictionary definitions for druse (1 of 2)

druse
/ (druːz) /

noun

an aggregate of small crystals within a cavity, esp those lining a cavity in a rock or mineral
botany a globular mass of calcium oxalate crystals formed around an organic core, found in some plant cells
C19: from German, from Old High German druos bump

British Dictionary definitions for druse (2 of 2)

Druse

Druze

/ (druːz) /

noun plural Druse or Druze

  1. a member of a religious sect, mainly living in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, having certain characteristics in common with Muslims
  2. (as modifier)Druse beliefs
Drusean, Drusian, Druzean or Druzian, adjective
C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect
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Medical definitions for druse

druse
[ drōōz ]

n. pl. dru•sen (drōōzən)

One of the small hyaline or colloid bodies sometimes occurring behind the retina of the eye.
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