uneven, as if gnawed away.
Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bitten: erose leaves
1793, from Latin erosus, past participle of erodere (see erosion).
- E-rosette test
E-rosette test n. A test to identify T cells by mixing purified human blood lymphocytes with serum and sheep red blood cells; rosettes of red blood cells form around human T cells on incubation.
[ih-roh-zhuh n] /ɪˈroʊ ʒən/ noun 1. the act or state of ; state of being . 2. the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc. /ɪˈrəʊʒən/ noun 1. the wearing away of rocks and other deposits on the earth’s surface by the […]
noun, Geology. 1. an eroded land surface, especially one that is nearly flat and featureless.
[ih-roh-siv] /ɪˈroʊ sɪv/ adjective 1. serving to ; causing . erosive e·ro·sive (ĭ-rō’sĭv) adj. Causing erosion.