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piliferous

[pahy-lif-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. having or producing hair.

Origin of piliferous

First recorded in 1840–50; pili- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for piliferous

piliferous

adjective
  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

Word Origin

C19: from Latin pilus hair + -ferous . Compare pile ³
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piliferous in Medicine

piliferous

(pī-lĭfər-əs)
adj.
  1. Bearing or producing hair.
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