[ pahy-lee-uhs, pil-ee- ]
/ ˈpaɪ li əs, ˈpɪl i- /
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hairy or furry.
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British Dictionary definitions for pileous
/ (ˈpaɪlɪəs, ˈpɪl-) /
of or relating to hair
Word Origin for pileous
C19: ultimately from Latin pilus a hair
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Medical definitions for pileous
[ pī′lē-əs ]
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