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strigose

[strahy-gohs] /ˈstraɪ goʊs/
adjective
1.
Botany. set with stiff bristles of hairs; hispid.
2.
Zoology. marked with fine, closely set ridges, grooves, or points.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin strig(a) furrow, row of bristles (akin to stria stria) + -ose1
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strigose

/ˈstraɪɡəʊs/
adjective
1.
(botany) bearing stiff hairs or bristles: strigose leaves
2.
(zoology) marked with fine closely set grooves or ridges
Word Origin
C18: via New Latin strigōsus, from striga a bristle, from Latin: grain cut down
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