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glabrous

[ gley-bruh s ]
/ ˈgleɪ brəs /
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adjective Zoology, Botany.

having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.

RELATED WORDS

naked, barren, bare, hairless, bald, clean-shaven, head, exposed, smooth, uncovered, shaven, depilated, stark, baldheaded, egghead, beardless, glabrate, glabrescent, shorn

Nearby words

glabella, glabellum, glaber, glabrate, glabrescent, glabrous, glace, glace bay, glacial, glacial acetic acid, glacial drift

Origin of glabrous

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

glabrous

glabrate (ˈɡleɪbreɪt, -brɪt)

/ (ˈɡleɪbrəs) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for glabrous

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

glabrous


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for glabrous

glabrous

[ glābrəs ]

adj.

Having no hairs or projections, especially on body parts that normally have hair; smooth.
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