- Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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erose — erose; erose·ly; … English syllables
erose — 1793, from L. erosus, pp. of erodere (see EROSION (Cf. erosion)) … Etymology dictionary
erose — [ē rōs′] adj. [L erosus, pp. of erodere: see ERODE] 1. irregular, as if gnawed away 2. Bot. having an irregularly notched edge, as some leaves erosely adv … English World dictionary
erose — Denoting an edge or margin which is irregularly notched or indented, as if gnawed away; used especially in reference to bacterial colonies. [L. erodo, pp. erosus, to gnaw away] * * * erose i rōs adj having the margin irregularly notched as if… … Medical dictionary
erose — adjective Etymology: Latin erosus, past participle of erodere Date: 1793 irregular, uneven; specifically having the margin irregularly notched as if gnawed < an erose leaf > … New Collegiate Dictionary
erose — erosely, adv. /i rohs /, adj. 1. uneven, as if gnawed away. 2. Bot. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf. [1785 95; < L erosus, ptp. of erodere. See ERODE] * * * … Universalium
erose — adjective Irregularly notched, eaten away, as though bitten … Wiktionary
erose — couperose passerose primerose … Dictionnaire des rimes
erosé — couperosé … Dictionnaire des rimes
érose — artériosclérose athérosclérose ostéosclérose sclérose sidérose … Dictionnaire des rimes