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


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

Origin of furfuraceous

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

Related forms

fur·fu·ra·ceous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for furfuraceous


/ (ˌfɜːfjʊˈreɪʃəs, -fəˈreɪ-) /


relating to or resembling bran
med resembling dandruff; scaly

Derived Forms

furfuraceously, adverb
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Medicine definitions for furfuraceous


[ fûr′fə-rāshəs, -fyə- ]


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