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erumpent

[ih-ruhm-puh nt] /ɪˈrʌm pənt/
adjective
1.
bursting forth.
2.
(of fungi or algae) prominent; projecting from or bursting through host tissue.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin ērumpent- (stem of ērumpēns), present participle of ērumpere, equivalent to ē- e-1 + rumpere to break; see -ent
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  • Chlorotic leaf with few yellowish-brown, erumpent uredinia surrounded by a green halo.
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erumpent

/ɪˈrʌmpənt/
adjective
1.
bursting out or (esp of plant parts) developing as though bursting through an overlying structure
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ērumpere to burst forth, from rumpere to shatter, burst
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