[ roo-gohs, roo-gohs ]
/ ˈru goʊs, ruˈgoʊs /
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.
Origin of rugose
Related formsru·gose·ly, adverbru·gos·i·ty [roo-gos-i-tee] /ruˈgɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for rugosity
At every step our leader trod the snow cautiously, seeking some rugosity on the rock beneath it.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
British Dictionary definitions for rugosity
rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
/ (ˈruːɡəʊs, -ɡəʊz) /
Derived Formsrugosely, adverbrugosity (ruːˈɡɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for rugose
C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle
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Medicine definitions for rugosity (1 of 2)
[ rōō-gŏs′ĭ-tē ]
The state or condition of being rugose.
Medicine definitions for rugosity (2 of 2)
[ rōō′gōs′ ]
Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.
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