verrucose

[ ver-uh-kohs, vuh-roo-kohs ]
/ ˈvɛr əˌkoʊs, vəˈru koʊs /

adjective

studded with wartlike protuberances or elevations.

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Origin of verrucose

First recorded in 1580–90; verruc(a) + -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM verrucose

ver·ru·cos·i·ty [ver-uh-kos-i-tee], /ˌvɛr əˈkɒs ɪ ti/, ver·ru·cose·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for verrucose

verrucose

verrucous (ˈvɛrʊkəs, vɛˈruːkəs)

/ (ˈvɛrʊˌkəʊs) /

adjective

botany covered with warty processes

Derived forms of verrucose

verrucosity (ˌvɛrʊˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for verrucose

C17: from Latin verrūcōsus full of warts, from verrūca a wart
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