hirsute

[hur-soot, hur-soot]
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Origin of hirsute

1615–25; < Latin hirsūtus rough, shaggy, bristly; akin to horrid
Related formshir·sute·ness, nounsub·hir·sute, adjectivesub·hir·sute·ness, noun

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Related Words for hirsute

bearded, shaggy, woolly, furry

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British Dictionary definitions for hirsute

hirsute

adjective
  1. covered with hair
  2. (of plants or their parts) covered with long but not stiff hairs
  3. (of a person) having long, thick, or untrimmed hair
Derived Formshirsuteness, noun

Word Origin for hirsute

C17: from Latin hirsūtus shaggy; related to Latin horrēre to bristle, hirtus hairy; see horrid
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Word Origin and History for hirsute
adj.

"hairy," 1620s, from Latin hirsutus "rough, shaggy, bristly," figuratively "rude, unpolished," related to hirtus "shaggy," and possibly to horrere "to bristle with fear," from PIE *ghers-tu-, from root *ghers- "to bristle" (see horror).

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hirsute in Medicine

hirsute

[hûrsōōt′, hîr-, hər-sōōt]
adj.
  1. Covered with hair; hairy.
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