furfuraceous

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

adjective

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. furcate,
  2. furcation,
  3. furcula,
  4. furculum,
  5. furfur,
  6. furfural,
  7. furfuraldehyde,
  8. furfuran,
  9. furfurol,
  10. furiae

Origin of furfuraceous

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

Related formsfur·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 Formsfurfuraceously, adverb

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Medicine definitions for furfuraceous

furfuraceous

[ fûr′fə-rāshəs, -fyə- ]

adj.

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

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