[ roo-guh ]
/ ˈru gə /
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noun, plural ru·gae [roo-jee, -gee]. /ˈru dʒi, -gi/.
Usually rugae. Biology, Anatomy. a wrinkle, fold, or ridge.
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Origin of ruga
First recorded in 1765–75, ruga is from the Latin word rūga
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How to use ruga in a sentence
Non cani nec rugae repente auctoritatem arripere possunt, sed honeste acta superior aetas fructus capit auctoritatis extremos.Cato Maior de Senectute|Marcus Tullius Cicero
This section of the colon is lined with rugae precisely like those which are found in the caecum.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
British Dictionary definitions for ruga
/ (ˈruːɡə) /
noun plural -gae (-dʒiː)
(usually plural) anatomy a fold, wrinkle, or crease
Word Origin for ruga
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Medical definitions for ruga
[ rōō′gə ]
n. pl. ru•gae (-gē′, -gī′)
A fold, crease, or wrinkle, as in the lining of the stomach. Often used in the plural.
Other words from rugaru′gate′ (-gāt′) adj.
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