- full of crevices, chinks, or cracks.
Also ri·mous [rahy-muh s] /ˈraɪ məs/.
Origin of rimose
1720–30; < Latin rīmōsus full of cracks, equivalent to rīm(a) cleft, crack, chink + -ōsus -ose1
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- (esp of plant parts) having the surface marked by a network of intersecting cracks
C18: from Latin rīmōsus, from rīma a split, crack
- Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.