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glabrous

[gley-bruh s]
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adjective Zoology, Botany.
  1. having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.
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Origin of glabrous

1630–40; < Latin glabr- (stem of glaber) smooth, hairless + -ous
Related formssub·gla·brous, adjective
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glabrous

glabrate (ˈɡleɪbreɪt, -brɪt)

adjective
  1. biology without hair or a similar growth; smootha glabrous stem
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Derived Formsglabrousness, noun

Word Origin

C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber
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Word Origin and History for glabrous

adj.

1630s, from Latin glaber "hairless, smooth, bald" (see glad).

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glabrous in Medicine

glabrous

(glābrəs)
adj.
  1. Having no hairs or projections, especially on body parts that normally have hair; smooth.
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