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pilose

[pahy-lohs]
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adjective
  1. covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
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Also pilous.

Origin of pilose

First recorded in 1745–55, pilose is from the Latin word pilōsus shaggy. See pile3, -ose1
Related formspi·los·i·ty [pahy-los-i-tee] /paɪˈlɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·pi·lose, adjectivesub·pi·los·i·ty, noun
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Related Words for pilose

bearded, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, furry, fuzzy, hirsute, rough, shaggy, tufted, woolly, bewhiskered, lanate, pileous, piliferous, pubescent, stubbly

British Dictionary definitions for pilose

pilose

pilous

adjective
  1. biology covered with fine soft hairspilose leaves
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Derived Formspilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for pilose

C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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pilose in Medicine

pilose

(pīlōs)
adj.
  1. Covered with fine, soft hair.
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