From Latin rūgōsus (“wrinkled”).
rugose (comparative more rugose, superlative most rugose)
- Having rugae or wrinkles, creases, ridges, or corrugation.
- (figuratively, rare) Rugged, rough, unrefined.
- (botany) Having a rough, wrinkled surface; Parasynthetic, e.g. rugose-veined or rugose-leaved.
- (paleontology) Describing a fossil coral of the extinct order †Rugosa (also called Tetracoralla), this order has horn-shaped corals with surfaces covered with ridges.
- (entomology) Used when combined with another adjective, for example, rugose-reticulate or rugose-punctate.
having wrinkles, creases, or ridges
having a rough wrinkled surface