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druse

[drooz] /druz/
noun
1.
an incrustation of small crystals on the surface of a rock or mineral.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < German; compare Middle High German, Old High German druos gland, tumor, German Drüse gland (Middle High German drües, plural of druos)
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  • The druse-shaped phytoliths produced in this family are distinctive in form and can be an identifying marker to family level.
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druse

/druːz/
noun
1.
an aggregate of small crystals within a cavity, esp those lining a cavity in a rock or mineral
2.
(botany) a globular mass of calcium oxalate crystals formed around an organic core, found in some plant cells
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Old High German druos bump

Druse

/druːz/
noun (pl) Druse, Druze
1.
  1. a member of a religious sect, mainly living in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, having certain characteristics in common with Muslims
  2. (as modifier) Druse beliefs
Derived Forms
Drusean, Drusian, Druzean, Druzian, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect
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Word Origin and History for druse

Druse

member of a Muslim sect centered in Lebanon, 1786, from Arabic duruz, plural of darazi, from name of the sect founder, Ismail ad-Darazi (11c.), literally "Ismail the Tailor."

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druse in Medicine

druse (drōōz)
n. pl. dru·sen (drōō'zən)
One of the small hyaline or colloid bodies sometimes occurring behind the retina of the eye.

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