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piliferous

[ pahy-lif-er-uhs ]
/ paɪˈlɪf ər əs /
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adjective
having or producing hair.
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Origin of piliferous

First recorded in 1840–50; pili- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for piliferous

piliferous
/ (paɪˈlɪfərəs) /

adjective
(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

Word Origin for piliferous

C19: from Latin pilus hair + -ferous . Compare pile ³
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Medical definitions for piliferous

piliferous
[ pī-lĭfər-əs ]

adj.
Bearing or producing hair.
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