[ rahy-mohs, rahy-mohs ]
/ ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs /
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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 rimoseri·mose·ly, adverbri·mos·i·ty [rahy-mos-i-tee], /raɪˈmɒs ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby rimose
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Example sentences from the Web for rimose
The pileus is pulvinate-ungulate, much dilated, deeply sulcate; cinnamon, then brown or blackish; very much cracked or rimose.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
British Dictionary definitions for rimose
/ (raɪˈməʊs, -ˈməʊz) /
(esp of plant parts) having the surface marked by a network of intersecting cracks
Derived forms of rimoserimosely, adverbrimosity (raɪˈmɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for rimose
C18: from Latin rīmōsus, from rīma a split, crack
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Medical definitions for rimose
[ rī′mōs′, rī-mōs′ ]
Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.
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