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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rugosity The quality or state of being rugose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rugosity The state or property of being rugose, corrugated, or wrinkled.
    • n rugosity A wrinkle or corrugation.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rugositas,: cf. F. rugosité,


In literature:

C. SALVIFOLIUS is of loose and rather untidy growth, with rugose leaves and white flowers.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Head subquadrangular, raised in front, head-shields flat, thin, rather rugose.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
A genus of Rugose Corals.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Abdomen ovate, smooth and shining; the nodes of the petiole rugose.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
Instead of being thin and herbaceous it becomes rigid and hard, smooth or rugose externally as in Panicum.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Sometimes the pileus is rugose on the center.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
Rugose: Short irregular folds, due to shrinkage of surface growth.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The former is like that of the chimpanzee in shape, but less rugose on its grinding surface.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The pileus is rather fleshy, tough, convex, plane then depressed, even, at length rugose, whitish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Leaves medium in size; upper surface light green, slightly rugose; lower surface pale green, tinged with bronze, heavily pubescent.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Spores thin-walled, ellipsoidal, violaceous, plicate-rugose, 14-16 x 11-12 mu.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Schiedea (seeds rugose or muricate) 17 Caryophyllaceae.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
His eyes were blazing, his face rugose with deep, hard lines.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
In H. appendiculatum the pileus is rugose when dry, and sprinkled with atoms.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
Tufted, p. lobed; s. rugose; g. pallid.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
Each of the first two has a bony prepollex, rugose skin on the dorsum, and heavy body.
"A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla" by William E. Duellman
The 60 ft. just above the latter are climbed by means of slight rugosities in the left-hand wall.
"Climbing in The British Isles, Vol. II" by W. P. Haskett Smith
Achenes numerous, in a head, rugose-reticulated.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Judging from the tattooing on the backs of his hands, and his red, rugose neck, he was probably a seafarer.
"Mark Gildersleeve" by John S. Sauzade

In news:

Rugose whitefly making landscapers morose .
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Residents and visitors, please be aware that coconuts and fruit treated with systemic insecticides to control rugose spiraling whiteflies should not be eaten.

In science:

For δ > 0 (the “molecular rugosity” of the plate), Eλ turns out to be finite.
The Fractal Structure of Matter and the Casimir Effect