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capillaceous

[kap-uh-ley-shuh s] /ˌkæp əˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
2.
Origin of capillaceous
1725-1735
1725-35; < Latin capillāceus hairy, equivalent to capill(us) hair + -āceus -aceous
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  • capillaceous, Capillary, hair-like in shape; as fine as hair or slender bristles.

British Dictionary definitions for capillaceous

capillaceous

/ˌkæpɪˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
having numerous filaments resembling hairs or threads
2.
resembling a hair; capillary
Word Origin
C18: from Latin capillāceus hairy, from capillus hair
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