- covered with lanugo, or soft, downy hairs.
- of the nature of down; downy.
Also la·nu·gi·nous [luh-noo-juh-nuh s, -nyoo-] /ləˈnu dʒə nəs, -ˈnyu-/.
Origin of lanuginose
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Lanuginous, la-nū′jin-us, adj. downy: covered with fine soft hair.
- Being covered with soft, short hair; downy.
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