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hirsute

[hur-soot, hur-soot] /ˈhɜr sut, hɜrˈsut/
adjective
1.
hairy; shaggy.
2.
Botany, Zoology. covered with long, rather stiff hairs.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of hair.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin hirsūtus rough, shaggy, bristly; akin to horrid
Related forms
hirsuteness, noun
subhirsute, adjective
subhirsuteness, noun
Synonyms
1. pilose, unshaved, bearded, bushy, woolly, furry.
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British Dictionary definitions for hirsuteness

hirsute

/ˈhɜːsjuːt/
adjective
1.
covered with hair
2.
(of plants or their parts) covered with long but not stiff hairs
3.
(of a person) having long, thick, or untrimmed hair
Derived Forms
hirsuteness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hirsūtus shaggy; related to Latin horrēre to bristle, hirtus hairy; see horrid
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Word Origin and History for hirsuteness
hirsute
1621, from L. hirsutus "rough, shaggy," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear."
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hirsuteness in Medicine

hirsute hir·sute (hûr'sōōt', hēr'-, hər-sōōt')
adj.
Covered with hair; hairy.

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