Definition of furfuraceous in English:

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furfuraceous

Pronunciation: /ˌfərf(y)əˈrāSHəs/

adjective

Botany & Medicine
Covered with or characterized by branlike scales.
Example sentences
  • Fifty subjects suffering from scalp seborrhea and furfuraceous desquamation took part in this clinical trial.
  • The stem of this species is 70-100 × 9-20 mm, narrowing upward, solid or stuffed, white, smooth and glabrous at first, becoming finely furfuraceous towards the base.
  • They are recognized by dark, ridged, pitted, usually conic-shaped caps, the margin fused to the stipe, or somewhat overlapping, and a whitish to cream-buff, furfuraceous stipe with folds at the base.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from late Latin furfuraceus (from Latin furfur 'bran') + -ous.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fur·fu·ra·ceous

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