Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or containing grume; thick; viscid; clotted: as, grumous blood.
- In botany, formed of coarse grains, as some clustered tubercular roots. Also grumose.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling or containing grume; thick; concreted; clotted.
- adj. (Bot.) See Grumose.
- adj. transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
“The wound was a neat grumous slit in the low heavy forehead, so unremarkable that it could have been used for a forensic ballistics demonstration of the effect of discharge at six feet.”
“The ventricles were filled with water, and the plexus choroides was considerably enlarged, and stuffed with grumous blood.”
“Stomach may contain dark grumous fluid, and its mucous coat presents the appearance of crimson velvet.”
“I observed in two instances what appeared to me decided irregular openings in the terminal cell, from one of which grumous filaments projected; these appeared to communicate with the mass in the terminal cell, which like that in all the others, is congealed; but it assumes a different and very undefined form.”
“The appearances of the old ones are, if possible, more markedly in favour of my hypothesis; there is the same aggregation of grumous _congealed_ matter about the ends of each cell, the same curious communication between these masses which hide the septa from view, evincing a greater or less tendency to assume the peculiar fuscesent or fusco-brown appearance.”
“We have no direct evidence how the embryo is formed, yet no one doubts but that it is brought about by the agency of the boyau, which is a cell containing grumous molecular matter.”
“The next presented an isolation of the margin, which remains almost white, the other part being green, but more so because of a thickening as it were along the base of the marginal part, and an evident deposit of grumous matter, from which, under every circumstance new tissue seems always to be developed.”
“In the tappings done at the end of a week or more a dark porter-like fluid was common, while when suppuration was imminent a brick-red-coloured grumous fluid replaced normal blood.”
“The splenic pulp (pulpa lienis) is a soft mass of a dark reddish-brown color, resembling grumous blood; it consists of a fine reticulum of fibers, continuous with those of the trabeculæ, to which are applied flat, branching cells.”
“Nay, if those grumous and speckly viscosities of evil green, orange, poppy purple, and nameless hues, are the only things which give us any pleasure?”
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