furfuraceous

[ fur-fyuh-rey-shuhs, -fuh- ]
/ ˌfɜr fyəˈreɪ ʃəs, -fə- /

adjective

of or containing bran
resembling bran; branlike.
scaly; scurfy.

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Origin of furfuraceous

From the Late Latin word furfurāceus, dating back to 1640–50. See furfur, -aceous

OTHER WORDS FROM furfuraceous

fur·fu·ra·ceous·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for furfuraceous

furfuraceous
/ (ˌfɜːfjʊˈreɪʃəs, -fəˈreɪ-) /

adjective

relating to or resembling bran
med resembling dandruff; scaly

Derived forms of furfuraceous

furfuraceously, adverb
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Medical definitions for furfuraceous

furfuraceous
[ fûr′fə-rāshəs, -fyə- ]

adj.

Made of or covered with scaly particles, such as dandruff.
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