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 (ro͞o′gōs′) also ru·gous (-gəs)
adj. Biology
Having a rough, ridged, or wrinkled surface: rugose spores.

[Latin rūgōsus, from rūga, wrinkle.]

ru′gose′ly adv.
ru·gos′i·ty (-gŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈruːɡəʊs; -ɡəʊz) ,




wrinkled: rugose leaves.
[C18: from Latin rūgōsus, from rūga a wrinkle]
ˈrugosely adv
rugosity n


(ˈru goʊs, ruˈgoʊs)

1. having wrinkles; ridged.
2. (of leaves) rough and wrinkled.
[1695–1705; < Latin rūgōsus wrinkled. See ruga, -ose1]
ru•gos′i•ty (-ˈgɒs ɪ ti) n.


- Means marked by rugae, or wrinkles, from Latin ruga, "wrinkle."
See also related terms for wrinkle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rugose - of leaves; ridged or wrinkled
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"


a. arrugado-a, lleno-a de arrugas.
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plants with rugose or verrucose perispores) is uncertain" serves to highlight that this is still an unresolved problem.
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