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pilose

[ pahy-lohs ]
/ ˈpaɪ loʊs /
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adjective
covered with hair, especially soft hair; furry.
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Origin of pilose

First recorded in 1745–55; from Latin pilōsus “shaggy”; see pile3, -ose1

OTHER WORDS FROM pilose

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 of pilose

pilosity (paɪˈlɒsɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for pilose

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

pilose
[ pīlōs ]

adj.
Covered with fine, soft hair.
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