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e·rose

(ē-rōs'),
Denoting an edge or margin that is irregularly notched or indented, as if gnawed away; used especially in reference to bacterial colonies.
[L. erodo, pp. erosus, to gnaw away]

erose

(of plant structures) having the appearance of being gnawed, with irregular notches.
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Adiantum camptorachis differs by having rhizome scales with distally ciliate margins, erose pinna margins, and by having a flexuous rachis.
0 cm, the bases truncate to subcordate, the apices shallowly lobed, the margins denticulate and erose (Fig.
lacking in the proximal 5-10 mm and the distal 10-20 mm; indusia dark, entire to erose at maturity.
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Really, the book is Bloom's Symposium, with all his parts praising the various eroses he felt, above all for Socrates, his Diotima.