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[ver-uh-kohs, vuh-roo-kohs]
  1. studded with wartlike protuberances or elevations.
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Origin of verrucose

First recorded in 1580–90; verruc(a) + -ose1
Related formsver·ru·cos·i·ty [ver-uh-kos-i-tee] /ˌvɛr əˈkɒs ɪ ti/, ver·ru·cose·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for verrucose

Historical Examples

  • The characteristic of this plant is the verrucose inner peridium.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • Verrucose: having little hard lumps or wart-like elevations.

  • The sporidia in many cases are large, reticulated, echinulate or verrucose, and mostly somewhat globose.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses

    Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for verrucose


verrucous (ˈvɛrʊkəs, vɛˈruːkəs)

  1. botany covered with warty processes
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Derived Formsverrucosity (ˌvɛrʊˈkɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin

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