capillaceous

[ kap-uh-ley-shuh s ]
/ ˌkæp əˈleɪ ʃəs /

adjective

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL PUNCTUATION!

Commas mark divisions in sentences. Periods end declarative sentences. Apostrophes show possession. Easy, right? Well, punctuation can get pretty tricky—fast. Think you got what it takes to be a punctuation expert? Take our quiz to prove it!
Question 1 of 10
Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Origin of capillaceous

1725–35; < Latin capillāceus hairy, equivalent to capill(us) hair + -āceus -aceous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for capillaceous

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

British Dictionary definitions for capillaceous

capillaceous
/ (ˌkæpɪˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective

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