ulotrichous

[ yoo-lo-tri-kuhs ]
/ yuˈlɒ trɪ kəs /

adjective

belonging to a group of people having woolly or crisply curly hair.

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Origin of ulotrichous

First recorded in 1855–60; from New Latin Ulotrich(i) (plural), formerly a name for a division of humankind (from Greek oulótrichos (singular) “curly-haired,” equivalent to oûlo(s) “thick, fleecy” + -trichos “-haired” (derivative of thríx “hair”) + -ous

Words nearby ulotrichous

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British Dictionary definitions for ulotrichous

ulotrichous
/ (juːˈlɒtrɪkəs) /

adjective

having woolly or curly hair

Derived forms of ulotrichous

ulotrichy, noun

Word Origin for ulotrichous

C19: from New Latin Ulotrichī (classification applied to humans having this type of hair), from Greek oulothrix, from oulos curly + thrix hair
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