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capillatus

[ kap-uh-ley-tuhs ]
/ ˌkæp əˈleɪ təs /
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adjective
(of a cumulonimbus cloud) having a cirriform upper portion that resembles an anvil or a disorderly mass of hair.
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Origin of capillatus

<Latin capillātus having hair; see capillary, -ate1
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How to use capillatus in a sentence

  • Hence crinitus means nothing more than covered with hair; capillatus is used in opp.

  • There is a species of small crustacean (Podocerus capillatus) described by Mr. Bates, which builds a nest to contain its eggs.

    Animal Intelligence|George J. Romanes
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