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n. pl. ru·gae (-gē′, -gī′) Biology
often rugas A fold, crease, or wrinkle, as in the lining of the stomach.

[Latin rūga.]

ru′gate′ (-gāt′) adj.


n, pl -gae (-dʒiː)
(Anatomy) (usually plural) anatomy a fold, wrinkle, or crease
[C18: Latin]


(ˈru gə)

n., pl. -gae (-jē, -gē).
Usu., rugae. Anat. a wrinkle, fold, or ridge.
[1765–75; < Latin rūga]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruga - (anatomy) a fold or wrinkle or crease; "rugae of the stomach"
plica, fold - a folded part (as in skin or muscle)
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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