lanugo

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noun la·nu·go \lə-ˈnü-(ˌ)gō, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of lanugo

  1. :  a dense cottony or downy growth of hair; specifically :  the soft woolly hair that covers the fetus of some mammals

Origin and Etymology of lanugo

Latin, down, from lana wool — more at wool


First Known Use: 15th century


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lanugo

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noun la·nu·go \lə-ˈn(y)ü-(ˌ)gō\

Medical Definition of lanugo

  1. :  a dense cottony or downy growth of hair; specifically :  the soft downy hair that covers the fetus of some mammals


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