- having or producing hair.
Origin of piliferous
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- (esp of plants or their parts) bearing or ending in a hair or hairs
- designating the outer layer of root epidermis, which bears the root hairs
C19: from Latin pilus hair + -ferous . Compare pile ³
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- Bearing or producing hair.
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