erumpent

[ ih-ruhm-puh nt ]
/ ɪˈrʌm pənt /

adjective

bursting forth.
(of fungi or algae) prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue.

Nearby words

  1. eruct,
  2. eructate,
  3. eructation,
  4. erudite,
  5. erudition,
  6. erupt,
  7. eruption,
  8. eruptive,
  9. eruptive xanthoma,
  10. eruv

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

/ (ɪˈrʌmpənt) /

adjective

bursting out or (esp of plant parts) developing as though bursting through an overlying structure

Word Origin for erumpent

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

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