piliferous

[pahy-lif-er-uh s]

adjective

having or producing hair.

Nearby words

  1. pilgrimage of grace,
  2. pilgrims,
  3. pili,
  4. pili torti,
  5. pili-,
  6. piliform,
  7. pilikia,
  8. piling,
  9. pilipino,
  10. pill

Origin of piliferous

First recorded in 1840–50; pili- + -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for piliferous

piliferous

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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Medicine definitions for piliferous

piliferous

[pī-lĭfər-əs]

adj.

Bearing or producing hair.

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