[ pahy-ler ]
/ ˈpaɪ lər /


of, relating to, or covered with hair.

Nearby words

  1. pikesville,
  2. pikey,
  3. piking,
  4. pil.,
  5. pilaf,
  6. pilar cyst,
  7. pilar tumor of scalp,
  8. pilaster,
  9. pilaster mass,
  10. pilaster strip

Origin of pilar

First recorded in 1855–60, pilar is from the New Latin word pilāris of hair. See pile3, -ar1

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Word Origin and History for pilar



"pertaining to hair," 1858, from Modern Latin pilaris "hairy," from pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pilar


[ pīlər ]


Of, relating to, or covered with hair.

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