hirsute


hir·sute

adjective \ˈhər-ˌsüt, ˈhir-, ˌhər-ˈ, hir-ˈ\

: having a lot of hair especially on the face or body

Full Definition of HIRSUTE

1
:  hairy 1
2
:  covered with coarse stiff hairs <a hirsute leaf>
hir·sute·ness noun

Examples of HIRSUTE

  1. <wore a hirsute mask as part of his werewolf costume>

Origin of HIRSUTE

Latin hirsutus; akin to Latin horrēre to bristle — more at horror
First Known Use: 1621

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

hir·sute

adjective \ˈhər-ˌsüt, ˈhi(ə)r-, ˌhər-ˈ, hi(ə)r-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIRSUTE

: very hairy
hir·sute·ness noun

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