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lanuginose

[luh-noo-juh-nohs, -nyoo-] /ləˈnu dʒəˌnoʊs, -ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
covered with lanugo, or soft, downy hairs.
2.
of the nature of down; downy.
Also, lanuginous
[luh-noo-juh-nuh s, -nyoo-] /ləˈnu dʒə nəs, -ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of lanuginose
1685-1695
1685-95; < Latin lānūginōsus downy, woolly, equivalent to lānūgin- (stem of lānūgō; see lanugo) + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
lanuginousness, noun
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