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glabrous

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM glabrous

sub·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 forms of glabrous

glabrousness, noun

Word Origin for glabrous

C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber
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Medical definitions for glabrous

glabrous
[ glābrəs ]

adj.

Having no hairs or projections, especially on body parts that normally have hair; smooth.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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