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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

adj.

"hairy," 1620s, from Latin hirsutus "rough, shaggy, bristly," figuratively "rude, unpolished," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear," from PIE *ghers-tu-, from root *ghers- "to bristle" (see horror).

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hirsuteness in Medicine

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

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