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[luh-noo-juh-nohs, -nyoo-]
  1. covered with lanugo, or soft, downy hairs.
  2. of the nature of down; downy.
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Also la·nu·gi·nous [luh-noo-juh-nuh s, -nyoo-] /ləˈnu dʒə nəs, -ˈnyu-/.

Origin of lanuginose

1685–95; < Latin lānūginōsus downy, woolly, equivalent to lānūgin- (stem of lānūgō; see lanugo) + -ōsus -ose1
Related formsla·nu·gi·nous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for lanuginose

Historical Examples

  • Lanuginose -us: with long, curled hair dispersed over the surface: see crinitus.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith