- Also gru·mose [groo-mohs] /ˈgru moʊs/. Botany. formed of clustered grains or granules.
- having or resembling grume; clotted.
Origin of grumous
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After distillation the digitalin remains as a grumous crystalline mass, now only contaminated with the coloured oil.
About two ounces of discoloured pus were evacuated, together with a considerable quantity of grumous blood.
The ventricles were filled with water, and the plexus choroides was considerably enlarged, and stuffed with grumous blood.An Essay on the Shaking Palsy
It had the appearance of brownish, grumous blood, and was attended with obscure abdominal pains.
Blood and mucus may be seen in them, being slimy or grumous and bloody.
- (esp of plant parts) consisting of granular tissue
C17: from grume a clot of blood, from Latin grumus a little heap; related to crumb
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- Thick and lumpy, as clotting blood.
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