noun, plural ru·gae [roo-jee, -gee] /ˈru dʒi, -gi/.
Usually rugae. Biology, Anatomy. a wrinkle, fold, or ridge.
Origin of ruga
First recorded in 1765–75, ruga is from the Latin word rūga
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noun plural -gae (-dʒiː)
(usually plural) anatomy a fold, wrinkle, or crease
Word Origin for ruga
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n. pl. ru•gae (-gē′, -gī′)
A fold, crease, or wrinkle, as in the lining of the stomach. Often used in the plural.
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