pileous

[pahy-lee-uh s, pil-ee-]
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Origin of pileous

First recorded in 1835–45; pile3 + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for pileous

pileous

adjective biology
  1. hairy
  2. of or relating to hair

Word Origin for pileous

C19: ultimately from Latin pilus a hair
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pileous in Medicine

pileous

[pīlē-əs]
adj.
  1. Hairy.
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