[kap-uh-ley-shuh s]


Origin of capillaceous

1725–35; < Latin capillāceus hairy, equivalent to capill(us) hair + -āceus -aceous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for capillaceous

capillaceous, filamentous, filar, ropy

Examples from the Web for capillaceous

Historical Examples of capillaceous

  • Capillaceous, Capillary, hair-like in shape; as fine as hair or slender bristles.

British Dictionary definitions for capillaceous



having numerous filaments resembling hairs or threads
resembling a hair; capillary

Word Origin for capillaceous

C18: from Latin capillāceus hairy, from capillus hair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012