pileous

[ pahy-lee-uh s, pil-ee- ]
/ ˈpaɪ li əs, ˈpɪl i- /

adjective

hairy or furry.

Nearby words

  1. pileated woodpecker,
  2. piled,
  3. pilei,
  4. pileolated,
  5. pileolated warbler,
  6. pileous gland,
  7. piles,
  8. pileum,
  9. pileup,
  10. pileus

Origin of pileous

First recorded in 1835–45; pile3 + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for pileous

pileous

/ (ˈpaɪlɪəs, ˈpɪl-) /

adjective biology

hairy
of or relating to hair

Word Origin for pileous

C19: ultimately from Latin pilus a hair

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Medicine definitions for pileous

pileous

[ pīlē-əs ]

adj.

Hairy.

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