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pilus

noun pi·lus \ˈpī-ləs\
plural pi·li \-ˌlī\

Definition of PILUS

:  a hair or a structure (as on the surface of a bacterial cell) resembling a hair

Origin of PILUS

Latin
First Known Use: 1760

Rhymes with PILUS

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pilus

noun pi·lus \ˈpī-ləs\
plural pi·li \-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of PILUS

:  a hair or a structure (as on the surface of a bacterial cell) resembling a hair

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