Definition of rimose in US English:

rimose

adjective

Mycology
  • Now especially of a fungus or lichen: cracked, fissured.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Elisha Coles. From classical Latin rīmōsus full of cracks, fissured from rīma cleft, crack, fissure + -ōsus.

Pronunciation

rimose

/rʌɪˈməʊs/