- covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
Origin of pilose
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Related Words for pilosebearded, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, hirsute, rough, shaggy, tufted, woolly, bewhiskered, lanate, pileous, piliferous, pubescent, stubbly
- biology covered with fine soft hairspilose leaves
Word Origin for pilose
C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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- Covered with fine, soft hair.
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