Definition of rivose in English:

rivose

adjective

Entomology
rare
  • Of a surface: marked with sinuous grooves; (of surface sculpture, especially grooves) sinuous.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From scientific Latin rivosus from classical Latin rīvus stream + -ōsus.

Pronunciation

rivose

/ˈrʌɪvəʊz/