[groo-muh s]


Also gru·mose [groo-mohs] /ˈgru moʊs/. Botany. formed of clustered grains or granules.
having or resembling grume; clotted.

Origin of grumous

1655–65; < Latin grūm(us) (see grume) + -ous
Related formsgru·mous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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grumose (ˈɡruːməʊs)


(esp of plant parts) consisting of granular tissue

Word Origin for grumous

C17: from grume a clot of blood, from Latin grumus a little heap; related to crumb
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Medicine definitions for grumous




Thick and lumpy, as clotting blood.
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