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- covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
Origin of pilose
Related formspi·los·i·ty [pahy-los-i-tee] /paɪˈlɒs ɪ ti/, nounsub·pi·lose, adjectivesub·pi·los·i·ty, noun
First recorded in 1745–55, pilose
is from the Latin
shaggy. See pile3
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British Dictionary definitions for pilose
Derived Formspilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun
- biology covered with fine soft hairspilose leaves
C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair
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- Covered with fine, soft hair.
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