Furfuraceous \Fur"fu*ra"ceous\, a. [L. furfuraceus.] Made of bran; like bran; scurfy. [1913 Webster]

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  • furfuraceous — [fʉr΄fyo͞o rā′shəs, fʉr΄fərā′shəs] adj. [LL furfuraceus: see FURFUR] 1. of or like bran 2. covered with dandruff …   English World dictionary

  • furfuraceous — Branny, or composed of small scales; denoting a form of desquamation. SYN: pityroid. [L. furfuraceus, fr. furfur, bran] * * * fur·fu·ra·ceous .fər f(y)ə rā shəs adj consisting of or covered with flaky particles <furfuraceous eczema> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • furfuraceous — furfuraceously, adv. /ferr fyeuh ray sheuhs, feuh /, adj. 1. of or containing bran 2. resembling bran; branlike. 3. scaly; scurfy. [1640 50; < LL furfuraceus. See FURFUR, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • furfuraceous — adjective a) made of bran b) branlike, resembling bran …   Wiktionary

  • furfuraceous — Synonyms and related words: asperous, branny, chalklike, chalky, comminute, comminuted, crushed, detrital, detrited, disintegrated, dusty, efflorescent, farinaceous, fine, flaky, flocculent, floury, gone to dust, grated, ground, impalpable,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • furfuraceous — adj. scaly, flaky; resembling bran …   English contemporary dictionary

  • furfuraceous — [ˌfə:f(j)ə reɪʃəs] adjective Botany & Medicine covered with or characterized by bran like scales. Origin C17: from late L. furfuraceus (from L. furfur bran ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • furfuraceous — a. 1. Scurfy, branny, scaly, scabby, lentiginous. 2. Made of bran, bran, branny, full of bran, furfurous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • furfuraceous —   Covered with bran like scales or powder, e.g. the emergent foliage of Cycas furfuracea and Zamia furfuracea …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • furfuraceous — fur·fu·ra·ceous …   English syllables

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