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grumous

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

1655–65; <Latin grūm(us) (see grume) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM grumous

gru·mous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for grumous

grumous

grumose (ˈɡruːməʊs)

/ (ˈɡruːməs) /

adjective
(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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Medical definitions for grumous

grumous
[ grōōməs ]

adj.
Thick and lumpy, as clotting blood.
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