pileous

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

adjective

hairy or furry.

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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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Medical definitions for pileous

pileous
[ pīlē-əs ]

adj.

Hairy.
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