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rugose

[roo-gohs, roo-gohs] /ˈru goʊs, ruˈgoʊs/
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
1695-1705; < Latin rūgōsus wrinkled. See ruga, -ose1
Related forms
rugosely, adverb
rugosity
[roo-gos-i-tee] /ruˈgɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rugosely

rugose

/ˈruːɡəʊs; -ɡəʊz/
adjective
1.
wrinkled: rugose leaves
Derived Forms
rugosely, adverb
rugosity (ruːˈɡɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle
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rugosely in Medicine

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

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