Definition of Acerous

1. a. Same as Acerose.



2. a. Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.

Definition of Acerous

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of acerose) ¹

2. Adjective. (zoology) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks ¹

3. Adjective. (zoology) Without antennae, as some insects ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acerous

1. acerose [adj] - See also: acerose

Medical Definition of Acerous

1. 1. Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks. 2. Without antennae, as some insects. (19 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acerous

acerbating
acerbation
acerber
acerbest
acerbic
acerbically
acerbities
acerbitude
acerbitudes
acerbity
acerebral
aceric
acerola
acerolas
acerose
acerous (current term)
acerra
acerras
acers
acerval
acervate
acervated
acervately
acervates
acervating
acervatio
acervation
acervations
acervative
acervose

Literary usage of Acerous

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1. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"Leaves scattered or fascicled, acerous, linear or lanceolate, parallel-veined. ... Trees with evergreen, acerous Ivs. in fascicles of 2 to 5, each fascicle ..."

2. Class-book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology, and by Alphonso Wood (1873)
"Leaves scat- tered or fascicled, acerous, linear or lanceolate, ... •Irccs with evergreen, acerous Ivs. in fascicles of 2 to 5, each fascicle ..."

3. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"... or such as have two* antennae, and acerous, or such as have none. With regard to their situation, the antennae are generally inserted above the eyes in ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1817)
"The stem is simple, branching, and prolife.. rous : its leaves are sessile, acerous, one eighth of an inch in length, and one sixteenth in width, ..."

5. The American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure, Life by Alphonso Wood (1875)
"Very delicate, chiefly S. African, branching and brittle. Leaves whorled, rarely alternate, linear or acerous. Flowers nodding, cyanic. ..."

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