having or producing hair.

1840–50; pili- + -ferous

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piliferous (paɪˈlɪfərəs)
1.  (esp of plants or their parts) bearing or ending in a hair or hairs
2.  designating the outer layer of root epidermis, which bears the root hairs
[C19: from Latin pilus hair + -ferous. Compare pile³]

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piliferous pi·lif·er·ous (pī-lĭf'ər-əs)
Bearing or producing hair.

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