having wrinkles; wrinkled; ridged.
Botany. rough and wrinkled: applied to leaves in which the reticulate venation is very prominent beneath, with corresponding creases on the upper side.
- ru·gose·ly, adverb
- ru·gos·i·ty [roo-gos-i-tee], /ruˈgɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use rugose in a sentence
rugose: Short irregular folds, due to shrinkage of surface growth.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
Abdomen ovate, smooth and shining; the nodes of the petiole rugose.
Hymenium dark cinereous, rugose when moist, the minute crowded irregular folds abundantly anastomosing; nearly even when dry.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise | M. E. Hard
The former is like that of the chimpanzee in shape, but less rugose on its grinding surface.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
The fourth glume is membranous when young, but later on it becomes thick, coriaceous and rugose at the surface.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses | Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
British Dictionary definitions for rugose
wrinkled: rugose leaves
- rugosely, adverb
- rugosity (ruːˈɡɒsɪtɪ), noun
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