from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Bursting through or as if through a surface or covering.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Which emerges, or bursts through.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Breaking out; -- said of certain fungi which burst through the texture of leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In bot, prominent, as if bursting through the cortical layer or epidermis, as is seen in some tetraspores of algæ, certain structures in lichens, and many leaf-fungi.
Latin ērumpēns, ērumpent-, present participle of ērumpere, to burst out; see erupt.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ērumpēns, present active participle of ērumpō ("break forth"). (Wiktionary)