- n. Plural form of ruga.
“In adulthood the vagina is able to stretch in all directions thanks to elastic fibers and small wrinkles in the surface, called rugae.”
“When estrogen levels remain low, the rugae flatten and may disappear altogether.”
“A bisection of the organ laid bare the rugae, gastric folds within the lining, the keys igniting the digestive process.”
“In the living body, the empty stomach is usually found, on endoscopic inspection, to be a collapsed tube of such shape as to fit whatever space is available at the particular moment, with folds and rugae running in all directions, the impression given as to form being strikingly like searching among a mass of earth worms or boiled spaghetti.”
“Close to the neck of the bladder is a triangular space, on which the mucous membrane is smoother, and devoid of folds, or rugae, and which is far more sensitive and vascular than other portions of the mucous membrane lining this organ.”
“On the summits of the rugae there are effusions of bloody matter, or spots of ecchymosis, presenting an appearance almost like crushed black currants.”
“Charles C, Pantalacci S, Peterkova R, Peterka M, Laudet V, et al. (2007) Disruption of the palatal rugae pattern in Tabby (eda) mutant mice.”
“Eggs white, round, compressed, with a depression or pit in the centre on each side; the circumference crossed with rugae, cor - responding with the rings of the inclosed animal.”
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