cirrose

cirrose

[seer-ohs, si-rohs]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
1.
having a cirrus or cirri.
2.
resembling cirri.
Also, cirrous [sir-uhs] .


Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin cirrōsus. See cirro-, -ose1

cirrosely, adverb
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cirrate, cirrose or cirrous (ˈsɪreɪt)
 
adj
biology bearing or resembling cirri
 
[C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus]
 
cirrose, cirrose or cirrous
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus]
 
cirrous, cirrose or cirrous
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus]

cirrose or cirrous (ˈsɪrəʊs, sɪˈrəʊs, ˈsɪrəs)
 
adj
1.  biology another word for cirrate
2.  characteristic of cirrus clouds
 
cirrous or cirrous
 
adj

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