lanuginose

lanuginose

[luh-noo-juh-nohs, -nyoo-]
adjective
1.
covered with lanugo, or soft, downy hairs.
2.
of the nature of down; downy.
Also, lanuginous [luh-noo-juh-nuhs, -nyoo-] .


Origin:
1685–95; < Latin lānūginōsus downy, woolly, equivalent to lānūgin- (stem of lānūgō; see lanugo) + -ōsus -ose1

lanuginousness, noun
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lanugo (ləˈnjuːɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -gos
a layer of fine hairs, esp the covering of the human fetus before birth
 
[C17: from Latin: down, from lāna wool]
 
lanuginous
 
adj
 
la'nuginose
 
adj
 
la'nuginousness
 
n

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