- spreading, as a tree or its boughs.
- spreading slightly, as a calyx.
- bearing the flowers loose or dispersed, as a peduncle.
Origin of patulous
OTHER WORDS FROM patulouspat·u·lous·ly, adverbpat·u·lous·ness, noun
Words nearby patulous
How to use patulous in a sentence
The gland-ducts are enlarged, patulous or plugged with sebaceous and epithelial matter.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Ponfick has shown that these are venous infarctions, the arterioles leading to them being patulous.
Yet, by reason of the patulous elms, he had seen nothing of them.
The patulous elms, then, exercised their influence on the manœuvres.