- Having woolly hairs.
Herbal-medical glossary. 2015.
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Tomentose — To men*tose , a. [L. tomentum a stuffing of wool, hair, or feathers: cf. F. tomenteux.] (Bot. & Zo[ o]l.) Covered with matted woolly hairs; as, a tomentose leaf; a tomentose leaf; a tomentose membrane. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Tomentose — is a term used to describe plant hairs that are bent and matted, forming a woolly coating. Often the hairs are silver or gray colored. Many species of plants that have this type of structure have been named for it, including Achillea tomentosa ,… … Wikipedia
tomentose — [tō men′tōs, tō′mən tōs΄] adj. [ModL tomentosus < L tomentum: see TOMENTUM] Biol. covered with a dense layer of short, matted, woolly hairs … English World dictionary
tomentose — adjective Etymology: New Latin tomentosus, from tomentum Date: 1698 covered with densely matted woolly hairs < a tomentose leaf > … New Collegiate Dictionary
tomentose — a. bearing thickly matted hairs. ♦ tomentulose, a. slightly tomentose. ♦ tomentum, n. Botany, covering of matted woolly hairs; Anatomy, network of minute blood vessels in the brain … Dictionary of difficult words
tomentose — adjective 1. covered with densely matted filaments • Pertains to noun: ↑tomentum • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology 2. densely covered with short matted woolly hairs a tomentose leaf • Syn: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
tomentose — /teuh men tohs, toh meuhn tohs /, adj. Bot., Entomol. closely covered with down or matted hair. [1690 1700; < NL tomentosus. See TOMENTUM, OSE1] * * * … Universalium
tomentose — adjective In entomology and plant morphology, a taxonomic component which is covered in hairs. There will be dense matted hairs on leaf, stem or seed … Wiktionary
tomentose — Densely woolly in a finely matted fashion, e.g. the female cones of Dioon. See also hirsute, lanate, pilose, pubescent, sericeous. Cf. glabrous, nitidus … Expanded glossary of Cycad terms
tomentose — to·men·tose … English syllables
tomentose — Covered with thick tangled hair … Grandiloquent dictionary