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pilose

[pahy-lohs] /ˈpaɪ loʊs/
adjective
1.
covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
Also, pilous.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Latin pilōsus shaggy. See pile3, -ose1
Related forms
pilosity
[pahy-los-i-tee] /paɪˈlɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
subpilose, adjective
subpilosity, noun
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  • Covered with a fine, waxy, removable powder which imparts a whitish or bluish cast to the surface pilose.
British Dictionary definitions for pilose

pilose

/ˈpaɪləʊz/
adjective
1.
(biology) covered with fine soft hairs: pilose leaves
Derived Forms
pilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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pilose in Medicine

pilose pi·lose (pī'lōs) or pi·lous (-ləs)
adj.
Covered with fine, soft hair.

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