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[kap-uh-ley-shuh s]
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  1. hairlike.
  2. capillary.
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Origin of capillaceous

1725–35; < Latin capillāceus hairy, equivalent to capill(us) hair + -āceus -aceous
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Historical Examples

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

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for capillaceous


  1. having numerous filaments resembling hairs or threads
  2. resembling a hair; capillary
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Word Origin

C18: from Latin capillāceus hairy, from capillus hair
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