Rimose Ri*mose", a. [L. rimosus, fr. rima a chink: cf. F. rimeux.] 1. Full of rimes, fissures, or chinks. [1913 Webster]

2. (Nat. Hist.) Having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees. [1913 Webster]

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  • rimose — [rīməsrī′mōs΄, rī mōs′] adj. [L rimosus < rima, chink, fissure < IE base * rei , to slit, cut > RIVE, REAP] full of cracks, fissures, or crevices: also rimous [rīməs] rimosely adv. rimosity [rīmäs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • rimose — adjective Having a surface covered with cracks, fissures, or crevices. the rimose head of a mushroom …   Wiktionary

  • rimose — adj. [L. rima, fissure] Having many clefts or excavations …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rimose — rimosely, adv. rimosity /ruy mos i tee/, n. /ruy mohs, ruy mohs /, adj. full of crevices, chinks, or cracks. Also, rimous /ruy meuhs/. [1720 30; < L rimosus full of cracks, equiv. to rim(a) cleft, crack, chink + osus OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • rimose — Fissured; marked by cracks in all directions, like the crackle of porcelain. [L. rimosus, fr. rima, a fissure] * * * rim·ose (rimґōs) [L. rima crack] marked by cracks and fissures …   Medical dictionary

  • rimose — adj. full of cracks or crevices (also rimous) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rimose — ri·mose …   English syllables

  • rimose — ri•mose [[t]ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs[/t]] also ri•mous [[t] məs[/t]] adj. full of crevices, chinks, or cracks • Etymology: 1720–30; < L rīmōsus full of cracks …   From formal English to slang

  • rimose — /raɪˈmoʊs/ (say ruy mohs) adjective full of chinks or crevices. {Latin rīmōsus full of fissures} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rimose — adj. (also rimous) esp. Bot. full of chinks or fissures. Etymology: L rimosus f. rima chink …   Useful english dictionary

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