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capillaceous

[ kap-uh-ley-shuhs ]
/ ˌkæp əˈleɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

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Origin of capillaceous

1725–35; <Latin capillāceus hairy, equivalent to capill(us) hair + -āceus-aceous
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  • 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
C18: from Latin capillāceus hairy, from capillus hair
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