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 (rī′mōs′, rī-mōs′)
Full of chinks, cracks, or crevices.

[Latin rīmōsus, from rīma, fissure.]

ri′mose·ly adv.
ri·mos′i·ty (-mŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(raɪˈməʊs; -ˈməʊz)
(Botany) (esp of plant parts) having the surface marked by a network of intersecting cracks
[C18: from Latin rīmōsus, from rīma a split, crack]
ˈrimosely adv
rimosity n
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(ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs)

also ri•mous


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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The androecium is formed by ten stamens with orbicular anthers with rimose dehiscence.
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