adjective Etymology: New Latin tomentosus, from tomentum Date: 1698 covered with densely matted woolly hairs <
a tomentose leaf

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  • Tomentose — To men*tose , a. [L. tomentum a stuffing of wool, hair, or feathers: cf. F. tomenteux.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Covered with matted woolly hairs; as, a tomentose leaf; a tomentose leaf; a tomentose membrane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tomentose — is a term used to describe plant hairs that are bent and matted, forming a woolly coating. Often the hairs are silver or gray colored. Many species of plants that have this type of structure have been named for it, including Achillea tomentosa ,… …   Wikipedia

  • tomentose — [tō men′tōs, tō′mən tōs΄] adj. [ModL tomentosus < L tomentum: see TOMENTUM] Biol. covered with a dense layer of short, matted, woolly hairs …   English World dictionary

  • tomentose —   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

  • 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

  • tomentose — /teuh men tohs, toh meuhn tohs /, adj. Bot., Entomol. closely covered with down or matted hair. [1690 1700; < NL tomentosus. See TOMENTUM, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tomentose — adjective In entomology and plant morphology, a taxonomic component which is covered in hairs. There will be dense matted hairs on leaf, stem or seed …   Wiktionary

  • tomentose —   Densely woolly in a finely matted fashion, e.g. the female cones of Dioon.   See also hirsute, lanate, pilose, pubescent, sericeous.   Cf. glabrous, nitidus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • tomentose — to·men·tose …   English syllables

  • tomentose — Covered with thick tangled hair …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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