pilose

adjective

pi·​lose ˈpī-ˌlōs How to pronounce pilose (audio)
: covered with usually soft hair
pilosity noun

Word History

Etymology

Latin pilosus, from pilus hair

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pilose was in 1712

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Cite this Entry

“Pilose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilose. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

pilose

adjective
pi·​lose ˈpī-ˌlōs How to pronounce pilose (audio)
: covered with usually soft hair
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