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rugose

[ roo-gohs, roo-gohs ]
/ ˈru goʊs, ruˈgoʊs /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of rugose

First recorded in 1695–1705, rugose is from the Latin word rūgōsus wrinkled. See ruga, -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM rugose

ru·gose·ly, adverbru·gos·i·ty [roo-gos-i-tee], /ruˈgɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rugose

rugose

rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)

/ (ˈruːɡəʊs, -ɡəʊz) /

adjective
wrinkledrugose leaves

Derived forms of rugose

rugosely, adverbrugosity (ruːˈɡɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for rugose

C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle
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Medical definitions for rugose

rugose
[ rōōgōs′ ]

adj.
Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.
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