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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Marked with many shallow depressions, grooves, or pits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany and zoology, furrowed or pitted; having small pits or furrows; specifically, in entomology, having well-defined deep and rounded depressions which are larger than punctures; foveate.

Etymologies

Latin scrobiculus, diminutive of scrobis, trench; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots + -ate1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin scrobiculus, diminutive of scrobis a ditch or trench. (Wiktionary)

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