Definition of Rugosa

1. n. pl. An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid.



Definition of Rugosa

1. a variety of garden rose [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rugosa

1. An extinct tribe of fossil corals, including numerous species, many of them of large size. They are characteristic of the Paleozoic formations. The radiating septs, when present, are usually in multiples of four. See Cyathophylloid. Origin: NL. See Rugose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rugosa

ruggings
ruggy
rugin
rugined
rugines
rugining
rugins
rugitus
ruglike
rugmaker
rugmakers
rugmaking
rugola
rugolas
rugosa (current term)
rugosas
rugose
rugosely
rugosities
rugosity
rugous
rugrat
rugrats
rugs
rugula
rugulah
rugulose
ruhmkorff's coil
ruin

Literary usage of Rugosa

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1900)
"A few years ago I crossed a flower of Rosa rugosa with pollen from the well-knowa ... These precautions were taken in this experiment with Rosa rugosa. ..."

2. A Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General by Henry Alleyne Nicholson, Richard Lydekker (1889)
"On the other hand, Mr Quelch has recently abolished the rugosa as a distinct division, ... Some of the forms included in the old order of the rugosa may, ..."

3. Manual of Palaeontology for the Use of Students with a General Introduction by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1879)
"Throughout the Lower and Upper Silurian, the Devonian, the Carboniferous, and the Permian, the rugosa are the principal representatives of the Coelenterata: ..."

4. Evolution by Atrophy in Biology and Sociology by Jean Demoor, Jean Massart, Emile Vandervelde (1899)
"Rosa rugosa.—In the foliage leaves (fig. 38, F) of a rose-branch, such as of Rosa rugosa, there are two Fig. 38.—Leaves from the same branch of Rosa rugosa. ..."

5. Roses for English Gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Mawley (1902)
"Another Japanese Rose, R. rugosa, has also given some valuable varieties and hybrids. The beautiful white Blanc double de Coubert—whitest Rose of any known ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"... rugosa n. sp. Lateral view of type. ( x 2.) marked, their usual situation being occupied by a number of low excrescences; frontal costa forming a slight ..."

7. American Gardening (1890)
"The leaflets—usually five—are smaller than those of rugosa and less leathery, though the closely netted veinlets, so distinctive a feature in the beautiful ..."

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