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[pahy-luh s]
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  1. pilose.
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Origin of pilous

From the Latin word pilōsus, dating back to 1650–60. See pilose, -ous
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Historical Examples

  • He'd begin with his gray spot and run the whole gamut of his pilous degradation.


    James Hopper

  • The pilous or hairy system was, in the cases recorded by me, uniformly black.

  • I can not imagine that he will ever become a pilous adult, with harvests for the razor on that downy chin.

British Dictionary definitions for pilous


  1. a variant of pilose
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