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lanuginose

[luh-noo-juh-nohs, -nyoo-]
adjective
  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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Historical Examples

  • Lanuginous, la-nū′jin-us, adj. downy: covered with fine soft hair.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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lanuginous in Medicine

lanuginous

(lə-nōōjə-nəs)
adj.
  1. Being covered with soft, short hair; downy.
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