American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Biology Marked with many shallow depressions, grooves, or pits.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having numerous small, shallow depressions or hollows; pitted.
- Latin scrobiculus, diminutive of scrobis a ditch or trench. (Wiktionary)
- Latin scrobiculus, diminutive of scrobis, trench; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots + -ate1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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