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cirrose

[seer-ohs, si-rohs] /ˈsɪər oʊs, sɪˈroʊs/
adjective, Botany, Zoology
1.
having a cirrus or cirri.
2.
resembling cirri.
Also, cirrous
[sir-uh s] /ˈsɪr əs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < New Latin cirrōsus. See cirro-, -ose1
Related forms
cirrosely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cirrous

cirrate

/ˈsɪreɪt/
adjective
1.
(biology) bearing or resembling cirri
Word Origin
C19: from Latin cirrātus curled, from cirrus

cirrose

/ˈsɪrəʊs; sɪˈrəʊs/
adjective
1.
(biology) another word for cirrate
2.
characteristic of cirrus clouds
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Word Origin and History for cirrous
adj.

1650s in biology; 1815 in meteorology, from Latin cirrus (see cirrus) + -ous.

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