woolly; covered with something resembling wool.

Also lanose.

Origin of lanate

1750–60; < Latin lānātus woolly, equivalent to lān(a) wool + -ātus -ate1
Related formssub·la·nate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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lanose (ˈleɪnəʊs, -nəʊz)

adjective biology

having or consisting of a woolly covering of hairs

Word Origin for lanate

C18: from Latin lānātus, from lāna wool
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