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Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.
[Latin rīmōsus, from rīma, fissure.]
ri·mos′i·ty (-mŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Botany) (esp of plant parts) having the surface marked by a network of intersecting cracks
[C18: from Latin rīmōsus, from rīma a split, crack]
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ri•mose(ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs)
full of crevices, chinks, or cracks.
[1720–30; < Latin rīmōsus full of cracks]
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|Adj.||1.||rimose - having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices; "a tree with rimose bark"|
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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