pilose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pilose covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pilose (Zoöl) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
    • Pilose (Bot) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.
    • Pilose Hairy; full of, or made of, hair. "The heat-retaining property of the pilose covering."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pilose Covered with hair; hairy; furry; pilous; especially, covered with fine or soft hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pilose pī′lōs hairy—also Pī′lous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pilosus, fr. pilus, hair. See Pile
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pilosuspilus, hair.

Usage

In literature:

To Bloom: the problems of irritability, tumescence, rigidity, reactivity, dimension, sanitariness, pilosity.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Pilosity: a covering of fine, long hair.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The stem is slender, nearly orange color with a violet-brown apex, the whole minutely pilose.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
P. and s. with a brown pilose covering.
"European Fungus Flora: Agaricaceae" by George Massee
Annuals or biennials, not pilose.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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