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 [roo´gah] (L.)
a ridge, wrinkle, or fold.
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(rū'gă, rū'jē), [TA] The plural of this word is pronounced with a soft g (like j).
A fold, ridge, or crease; a wrinkle.
[L. a wrinkle]
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n. pl. ru·gae (-gē′, -gī′) Biology
often rugas A fold, crease, or wrinkle, as in the lining of the stomach.

ru′gate′ (-gāt′) adj.
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, pl. rugae (rū'gă, -jē) [TA]
A fold, ridge, or crease; a wrinkle.
[L. wrinkle]
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(roo'ga) plural.rugae [L.]
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RUGAE: Rugae of stomach as seen through an endoscope
A fold or crease, esp. one of the folds of mucous membrane on the internal surface of the stomach. See: illustration

palatal ruga

One of the folds of the mucous membrane of the roof of the mouth. Synonym: palatine ruga

palatine ruga

Palatal ruga.

ruga of vagina

One of the small ridges on the inner surface of the vagina extending laterally and upward from the columna rugarum (long ridges on the anterior and posterior walls).
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Also speaking, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said that he supported the position of CAN on the RUGA settlement issue.
He said when completed, the Ruga system will bring an end to the destruction of rural economy and scaring away of potential investors in the State.
Ruga said many boda boda operators have been victims of criminals who steal their bikes and take them to Murang' a county.
Mr Simon Ruga, a boda boda official, said the miraa dealers and customers are behind the theft of motorbikes in the area and that they collude with a gang operating from Murang'a County."We have some of our people admitted to various hospitals including Kenyatta National Hospital after they were attacked and robbed by the criminals," he said.
Athi-Patra Ruga's exhibition runs until 7 January 2019 at Somerset House's Terrace Rooms.
Comprising seventeen wool-and-thread tapestries and a singlechannel film, Ruga's exhibition "Queens in Exile 2014-2017" at the Whatiftheworld / Gallery elaborated his fictional cosmology of Azania, an alternate South Africa ruled by a dynasty of matriarchs.
Taiwei Li, who is helping to develop Ruga Bistro on the ground floor, added: "We will have around 70 covers and hope to open in time for the Chinese New Year with a menu based around Asian fusion food."
Abbreviations: d1 = diastemal ruga 1; d2 = diastemal ruga 2; d3 = diastemal ruga 3; in = incisor; M1 = first upper molar; r1 = palatal ruga 1; r2 = palatal ruga 2; r3 = palatal ruga 3; r4 = palatal ruga 4.
The dorsal nasal turbinate was the longest and largest one and extended from dorsal part of ethmoid crest to level of 3rd transverse ruga of hard palate.
Lysell as well as Sassouni [17] (1957), believed that, in general, the palatal ruga are unchanged throughout life, but found that this does not apply in every aspect.
Jonathan Ruga (Sentry Financial Corporation): There are desired skills at that high level on the soft side that are really important.