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 (və-ro͞o′kōs′) also ver·ru·cous (-kəs)
Covered with warts or wartlike projections.

[Latin verrūcōsus, from verrūca, wart.]
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(ˈvɛrʊˌkəʊs) or


(Botany) botany covered with warty processes
[C17: from Latin verrūcōsus full of warts, from verrūca a wart]
verrucosity n
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Adj.1.verrucose - (of skin) covered with warts or projections that resemble warts
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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Spikelets 1.2-1.6 x 0.5-0.7 mm, with linear hairs with acute or obtuse apices and verrucose walls 14 14 (13).
Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa: swelling with verrucose appearance of lower limbs.
Ventral: Base of coxal fields of legs I and II are finely verrucose (Fig.
Mehregan, "Inflammatory Linear Verrucose Epidermal Nevus," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
Integument entirely and evenly verrucose. Spatula (Figure 12) 0.23-0.25 mm in length (n=3), strongly sclerotized, brown, shaft widest anteriorly, tridentate, middle tooth convex, appreciably shorter than lateral teeth; 4 lateral papillae on each side of spatula, 2 with setae, the other 2 asetose; three pairs of setose terminal papillae, all similar in length (Figure 13).
TELIOSPORES 2-celled, ellipsoid to obovoid, spherical at both ends, slightly or not constricted at the septum, 22.5-27.5 x 20-22.5 um, chestnut brown, verrucose, wall 2-4.5um, thick at sides, papilla hyaline, 4-5 x 10-12.5 um, apex rounded, germ pores 2 and equatorial; Pedicel hyaline, 10-47.5 x 5-10 um, delicate.
Abrothallus caerulescens is a lichenicolous fungus that is distinguished by growing on Xanlhoparmelia spp.; black convex apothecia (<0.4 mm broad); a dark green-brown to black epihymenium (KOH+green); and verrucose, brown, two celled, and relatively small (<16 X <7 [micro]m) ascospores (Diederich, 2003, 2004; McMullin et al, 2015).
Basidiospores dark brown ornamented densely verrucose up to 711 m in diam.