pilus

noun
pi·​lus | \ˈpī-ləs \
plural pili\ ˈpī-​ˌlī \

Definition of pilus 

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

First Known Use of pilus

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pilus

Latin

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pilus

noun
pi·​lus | \ˈpī-ləs \
plural pili\ -​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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