Definition of strigose in English:

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strigose

Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪɡəʊs/

adjective

1 Botany Covered with short, stiff adpressed hairs.
Example sentences
  • The species with strigose tarsi may be differentiated by the following key.
  • Leaf petioles are covered with adpressed strigose hairs.
2 Entomology Finely grooved or furrowed.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin striga 'swathe, furrow' + -ose1.

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Line breaks: stri|gose

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