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Origin of lanose

From the Latin word lānōsus, dating back to 1850–55. See lani-, -ose1
Related formsla·nos·i·ty [ley-nos-i-tee] /leɪˈnɒs ɪ ti/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. another word for lanate
Derived Formslanosity (leɪˈnɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for lanose

C19: from Latin lānosus
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