pilus

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noun pi·lus \ˈpī-ləs\

Definition of pilus

plural

pili

play \ˈpī-ˌlī\
  1. :  a hair or a structure (as on the surface of a bacterial cell) resembling a hair

Origin and Etymology of pilus

Latin


First Known Use: 1760


Medical Dictionary

pilus

play
noun pi·lus \ˈpī-ləs\

Medical Definition of pilus

plural

pili

\-ˌlī\play
  1. :  a hair or a structure (as on the surface of a bacterial cell) resembling a hair


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