Tomentous To*men"tous, a. Tomentose. [1913 Webster]

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  • tomentous — a. (Bot.) Downy, nappy, hairy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tomentous — to·men·tous …   English syllables

  • tomentous —   a. bearing thickly matted hairs.    ♦ tomentulose, a. slightly tomentose.    ♦ tomentum,   n. Botany, covering of matted woolly hairs; Anatomy, network of minute blood vessels in the brain …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tomentous — adjective densely covered with short matted woolly hairs a tomentose leaf • Syn: ↑tomentose • Similar to: ↑hairy, ↑haired, ↑hirsute • Topics: ↑biology, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tomentum — [tə mɛntəm] noun (plural tomenta tə) Botany a layer of matted woolly down on the surface of a plant. Derivatives tomentose tə mɛntəʊs, təʊ adjective tomentous adjective Origin C17: from …   English new terms dictionary

  • biological science — noun the science that studies living organisms • Syn: ↑biology • Derivationally related forms: ↑biologic (for: ↑biology), ↑biological (for: ↑biology), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • haired — adjective having or covered with hair Jacob was a hairy man a hairy caterpillar • Syn: ↑hairy, ↑hirsute • Ant: ↑hairless (for: ↑hairy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tomentose — adjective 1. covered with densely matted filaments • Pertains to noun: ↑tomentum • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology 2. densely covered with short matted woolly hairs a tomentose leaf • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tomentum — n. (pl. tomenta) 1 Bot. matted woolly down on stems and leaves. 2 Anat. the tufted inner surface of the pia mater in the brain. Derivatives: tomentose adj. tomentous adj. Etymology: L, = cushion stuffing …   Useful english dictionary

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