rugose

[roo-gohs, roo-gohs]
adjective
1.
having wrinkles; wrinkled; ridged.
2.
Botany. rough and wrinkled: applied to leaves in which the reticulate venation is very prominent beneath, with corresponding creases on the upper side.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin rūgōsus wrinkled. See ruga, -ose1

rugosely, adverb
rugosity [roo-gos-i-tee] , noun
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rugose, rugous or rugate (ˈruːɡəʊs, -ɡəʊz, ˈruːɡeɪt, -ɡɪt)
 
adj
wrinkled: rugose leaves
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
rugous, rugous or rugate
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
rugate, rugous or rugate
 
adj
 
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
 
'rugosely, rugous or rugate
 
adv
 
rugosity, rugous or rugate
 
n

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rugose ru·gose (rōō'gōs') or ru·gous (-gəs)
adj.
Having many wrinkles or creases; ridged or wrinkled.

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Fig whiteflies are distinct from and more destructive than the rugose spiraling whitefly.
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