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erumpent

[ih-ruhm-puh nt]
adjective
  1. bursting forth.
  2. (of fungi or algae) prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue.
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Origin of erumpent

1640–50; < Latin ērumpent- (stem of ērumpēns), present participle of ērumpere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + rumpere to break; see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for erumpent

erumpent

adjective
  1. bursting out or (esp of plant parts) developing as though bursting through an overlying structure
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin ērumpere to burst forth, from rumpere to shatter, burst
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