American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Made of or covered with scaly particles, such as dandruff.
- adj. Relating to or resembling bran.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of or resembling bran.
- Scaly; scurfy. Specifically applied in pathology to forms of desquamation in which the epidermis comes off in scales, and to a bran-like sediment which is sometimes observed in urine.
- In botany, coated with bran-like particles; scurfy. Also applied to the thallus of a lichen when gonidia are developed in such a way as to produce granules or wartlets on the surface.
- adj. Made of bran.
- adj. Resembling bran; having or characterised by small flakes that resemble bran; resembling dandruff.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Made of bran; like bran; scurfy.
- From Latin furfur ("bran") + English -aceous. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin furfurāceus, branlike, scaly : Latin furfur, bran + Latin -āceus, -aceous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But farinaceous sediments in the urine are bad, and still worse are the leafy; the white and thin are very bad, but the furfuraceous are still worse than these.”
“In those cases where there are furfuraceous particles discharged along with thick urine, there is scabies of the bladder.”
“_Combretum_ presents several points in common with Rhamneae; valvate calyx, and tendency to want of petals; to Elaeagneae in calyx and furfuraceous scales; a decandrous Rhamneae would differ but little in flowers from Combretum.”
“They are very slender, tubular, the mouth somewhat enlarged, the margin of the tubes pale cream color and minutely mealy or furfuraceous, with numerous irregular, roughened threads.”
“There is slight scaliness, always insignificant and furfuraceous in character, and at times, except upon close inspection, scarcely perceptible.”
“The harsh, dry skin, epidermic and papillary hypertrophy, the furfuraceous or plate-like scaliness, the greater development upon the extensor surfaces, a history of the affection dating from early childhood, and the absence of inflammatory symptoms.”
“It is characterized by small and large, slightly furfuraceous, reddish-yellow or reddish-brown patches, occurring usually on warm and moist parts, such as the axillary, inguinal, anal and genitocrural regions.”
“It is also used medicinally as a laxative, and is by some preferred to castor oil; also as an application to furfuraceous eruptions.”
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“Leaves 2-3 inches long, semi-cor - date, acuminate, bright, green, shining, hispid above, fflabrous beneath, but covered with minute furfuraceous scales, visible with the microscope; their margins doubly serrated and ciliated.”
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