pilose

[ pahy-lohs ]
/ ˈpaɪ loʊs /

adjective

covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
Also pilous.

Origin of pilose

First recorded in 1745–55, pilose is from the Latin word pilōsus shaggy. See pile3, -ose1

Related forms

pi·los·i·ty [pahy-los-i-tee] /paɪˈlɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·pi·lose, adjectivesub·pi·los·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pilose

pilose

pilous

/ (ˈpaɪləʊz) /

adjective

biology covered with fine soft hairspilose leaves

Derived Forms

pilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for pilose

C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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Medicine definitions for pilose

pilose

[ pīlōs ]

adj.

Covered with fine, soft hair.
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