lanuginose

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

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

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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lanuginous in Medicine

lanuginous

[lə-nōōjə-nəs]

adj.

Being covered with soft, short hair; downy.
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