lanugo

noun la·nu·go \ lə-ˈnü-(ˌ)gō , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of lanugo

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

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Origin and Etymology of lanugo

Latin, down, from lana wool — more at wool


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lanugo

noun la·nu·go \ lə-ˈn(y)ü-(ˌ)gō \

medical Definition of lanugo

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

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