- having or producing hair.
Origin of piliferous
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Related Words for piliferousfurry, shaggy, woolly, fuzzy, unshaven, hirsute, bearded, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, rough, tufted, bewhiskered, lanate, pileous, piliferous, pubescent
Examples from the Web for piliferous
Contemporary Examples of piliferous
“I think he represents the mild eccentricity that a lot of us associate with piliferous men,” Porter says.An Ode to Shaggy Men
October 23, 2009
Historical Examples of piliferous
- (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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- Bearing or producing hair.
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