[luh-noo-juh-nohs, -nyoo-]


covered with lanugo, or soft, downy hairs.
of the nature of down; downy.

Nearby words

  1. lanthanide series,
  2. lanthanon,
  3. lanthanum,
  4. lanthorn,
  5. lantsang,
  6. lanuginous,
  7. lanugo,
  8. lanyard,
  9. lanza,
  10. lanzarote

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for lanuginous




Being covered with soft, short hair; downy.

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