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n. pl. ca•pil•li (-lī′)
  1. A hair on the head.
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Historical Examples

  • The Grete Herball, on the other hand, vouchsafes only the meagre information, Capillus veneris is an herbe so named!

    Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution

    Agnes Arber

  • This strange action is called "capillary," from the resemblance the minute tubes bear to a hair, the Latin of which is capillus.

  • It is the same body even to the hair, “cum nec periturus sit capillus, ut ait Dominus: Capillus de capite vestro non peribit.”