Having a rough or ridged surface [AHD].

Crustacea glossary. . 2011.


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  • rugose — [ro͞o′gəsro͞o′gōs΄, ro͞o gōs′] adj. [L rugosus: see RUGOSA ROSE] Biol. having or full of wrinkles; corrugated; ridged [a rugose leaf]: also rugous [ro͞o′gəs] rugosity [ro͞o gäs′ə tē] n. pl. rugosities …   English World dictionary

  • Rugose — Ru*gose , a. [L. rugosus, r. ruga a wrinkle.] Wrinkled; full of wrinkles; specifically (Bot.), having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between them elevated, as the leaves of the sage and horehound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rugose — adjective Etymology: Latin rugosus, from ruga Date: 1676 1. full of wrinkles < rugose cheeks > 2. having the veinlets sunken and the spaces between elevated < rugose leaves of the sage > • rugosity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rugose — Marked by rugae; wrinkled. SYN: rugous. [L. rugosus] * * * ru·gose rü .gōs adj having many wrinkles <rugose skin> * * * ru·gose (rooґgōs) [L. rugosus] characterized by wrinkles …   Medical dictionary

  • rugose — wrinkled, corrugated, rough …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • rugose — rugosely, adv. rugosity /rooh gos i tee/, n. /rooh gohs, rooh gohs /, adj. 1. having wrinkles; wrinkled; ridged. 2. Bot. rough and wrinkled: applied to leaves in which the reticulate venation is very prominent beneath, with corresponding creases… …   Universalium

  • rugose — adjective /rʊˈɡəʊs,ˌruːˈɡoʊs/ a) Having wrinkles, creases or ridges b) Having a rough, wrinkled surface …   Wiktionary

  • rugose — ruːgəʊs adj. wrinkled, furrowed, ridged, corrugated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rugose — [ ru:gəʊs, rʊ gəʊs] adjective chiefly Biology wrinkled; corrugated. Derivatives rugosity noun Origin ME: from L. rugosus, from ruga wrinkle …   English new terms dictionary

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