What does rimose mean?

Definitions for rimose
ˈraɪ moʊs, raɪˈmoʊs; -məsri·mose

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rimoseadjective

    having a surface covered with a network of cracks and small crevices

    "a tree with rimose bark"


  1. rimoseadjective

    Having a surface covered with cracks, fissures, or crevices.

  2. Etymology: From Latin rimosus, from rima "fissure, crevice".


  1. Rimose

    Rimose is an adjective used to describe a surface that is cracked or fissured.The term is often used in describing crustose lichens. A rimose surface of a lichen is sometimes contrasted to the surface being areolate. Areolate is an extreme form of being rimose, where the cracks or fissures are so deep that they create island-like pieces called areoles, which look the "islands" of mud on the surface of a dry lake bed. Rimose and areolate are contrasted with being verrucose, or "warty". Verrucose surfaces have warty bumps which are distinct, but not separated by cracks.In mycology the term describes mushrooms whose caps crack in a radial pattern, as commonly found in the genera Inocybe and Inosperma.


  1. rimose

    Rimose is an adjective used in botany, typically used to describe bark or similar structures, characterized by having a surface that is deeply cracked or fissured.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rimoseadjective

    full of rimes, fissures, or chinks

  2. Rimoseadjective

    having long and nearly parallel clefts or chinks, like those in the bark of trees

  3. Etymology: [L. rimosus, fr. rima a chink: cf. F. rimeux.]


  1. Rimose

    full of cracks.

Anagrams for rimose »

  1. isomer

  2. moirés

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rimose in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rimose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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