-ose1 Also -oseness.
Having a specified quality.
[Latin ending -osus.]
Some examples are bellicose (Latin bellicosus, from bellum, war), demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight; morose (Latin morosus, peevish, from mos, mor-, manner), sullen and ill-tempered; verbose (Latin verbosus, from verbum, word), using more words than are needed.
Others have been formed in English on various stems, such as comatose (Greek kōma, kōmat-, deep sleep), in a state of deep unconsciousness for a long period. Many are specialist: nodulose, having nodules; strigose (Latin striga, swath, furrow), covered with short stiff hairs that lie closely against the body; squamulose (Latin squamula, diminutive of squama, scale), having small scales.