Definition of Tomentose

1. Adjective. Covered with densely matted filaments.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Tomentum



2. Adjective. Densely covered with short matted woolly hairs. "A tomentose leaf"
Exact synonyms: Tomentous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute

Definition of Tomentose

1. a. Covered with matted woolly hairs; as, a tomentose leaf; a tomentose leaf; a tomentose membrane.

Definition of Tomentose

1. Adjective. (biology) (entomology) In entomology and plant morphology, a taxonomic component which is covered in hairs. There will be dense matted hairs on leaf, stem or seed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tomentose

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Tomentose

1. Covered with matted woolly hairs; as, a tomentose leaf; a tomentose leaf; a tomentose membrane. Origin: L. Tomentum a stuffing of wool, hair, or feathers: cf. F. Tomenteux. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomentose

tombstoners
tombstones
tombstoning
tombusviridae
tomcats
tomcatted
tomcatting
tomcod
tomcods
tome
tomelet
tomelets
tomenta
tomentose (current term)
tomentous
tomentum
tomentum cerebri
tomes
tomfool
tomfooled
tomfooleries
tomfoolery
tomfools
tomia
tomial
tomichite
tomium
tomjohn

Literary usage of Tomentose

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Biennial, usually about 3 ft. high, whitish tomentose: st. somewhat angled above: Ivs. ovate to oblong, green or tomentose below, crenate; lower 3-6 in. ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1891)
"Occiput yellowish tomentose. Thorax black, the anterior third white tomentose, the remainder yellowish tomentose ; pile of thorax sparse and mostly ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1892)
"Thorax yellowish white tomentose, bristles white, pile of front end, ... Wings wholly hyaline, base of costa yellowish whit« tomentose, the front edge beset ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"tomentose trees: Ivs. crowded at tips of branches, alternate, odd-pinnate; Ifts. opposite, subsessile, serrate: fls. polygamous, panicled; ..."

5. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"Calyx tomentose. Petals imbricate. (Don's Mill., ip 310.) A pretty and curious plant, produced from the seed of H. croceum, that was fertilised by the ..."

6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1887)
"Abdomen obscure reddish-brown, irregularly spotted with black ; first segment and base of the second pale yellow tomentose, apices of second and third ..."

7. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"Peduncles stout, 6 to 16 in. high to 2 in. long, white-tomentose on the under side, ... Stout, tomentose throughout, the indurated caudex with ..."

8. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"White-tomentose perennial, with horizontal rootstock; stem simple, leafy, 5-10 dm. high; leaves densely tomentose on both sides, subsessile, 5-10 cm. long, ..."

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