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rimose

[ rahy-mohs, rahy-mohs ]
/ ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs /
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adjective
full of crevices, chinks, or cracks.
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Also ri·mous [rahy-muhs]. /ˈraɪ məs/.

Origin of rimose

1720–30; <Latin rīmōsus full of cracks, equivalent to rīm(a) cleft, crack, chink + -ōsus-ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM rimose

ri·mose·ly, adverbri·mos·i·ty [rahy-mos-i-tee], /raɪˈmɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use rimose in a sentence

  • The pileus is pulvinate-ungulate, much dilated, deeply sulcate; cinnamon, then brown or blackish; very much cracked or rimose.

British Dictionary definitions for rimose

rimose
/ (raɪˈməʊs, -ˈməʊz) /

adjective
(esp of plant parts) having the surface marked by a network of intersecting cracks

Derived forms of rimose

rimosely, adverbrimosity (raɪˈmɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for rimose

C18: from Latin rīmōsus, from rīma a split, crack
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Medical definitions for rimose

rimose
[ rīmōs′, rī-mōs ]

adj.
Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.
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