Erose
Erose E*rose", a. [L. erosus, p. p. See {Erode}.] 1. Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Jagged or irregularly toothed, as if nibbled out or gnawed. -- {E*rose"ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • erose — erose; erose·ly; …   English syllables

  • erose — 1793, from L. erosus, pp. of erodere (see EROSION (Cf. erosion)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • erose — [ē rōs′] adj. [L erosus, pp. of erodere: see ERODE] 1. irregular, as if gnawed away 2. Bot. having an irregularly notched edge, as some leaves erosely adv …   English World dictionary

  • erose — Denoting an edge or margin which is irregularly notched or indented, as if gnawed away; used especially in reference to bacterial colonies. [L. erodo, pp. erosus, to gnaw away] * * * erose i rōs adj having the margin irregularly notched as if… …   Medical dictionary

  • erose — adjective Etymology: Latin erosus, past participle of erodere Date: 1793 irregular, uneven; specifically having the margin irregularly notched as if gnawed < an erose leaf > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erose — erosely, adv. /i rohs /, adj. 1. uneven, as if gnawed away. 2. Bot. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf. [1785 95; < L erosus, ptp. of erodere. See ERODE] * * * …   Universalium

  • erose — adjective Irregularly notched, eaten away, as though bitten …   Wiktionary

  • erose — couperose passerose primerose …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • erosé — couperosé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • érose — artériosclérose athérosclérose ostéosclérose sclérose sidérose …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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