[ pahy-lohs ]
/ ˈpaɪ loʊs /
covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
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Origin of pilose
OTHER WORDS FROM pilosepi·los·i·ty [pahy-los-i-tee], /paɪˈlɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·pi·lose, adjectivesub·pi·los·i·ty, noun
Words nearby pilose
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British Dictionary definitions for pilose
/ (ˈpaɪləʊz) /
biology covered with fine soft hairspilose leaves
Derived forms of pilosepilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for pilose
C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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Medical definitions for pilose
[ pī′lōs ]
Covered with fine, soft hair.
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