: a dense cottony or downy growth of hairspecifically: the soft woolly hair that covers the fetus of some mammals
Examples of lanugo in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHere's where the box gets a little, erm, weird: A larger groove for the umbilical cord and a smaller section for lanugo, the fine hair that covers a newborn's body after birth, are front and center.
Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, 20 Dec. 2016 Gray seals are born with a covering of white hair, called lanugo.
Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, 9 Jan. 2018 Commonly, doctors and parents see this soft hair on newborn babies, but lanugo usually sheds after a short time.
Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, 20 June 2017 For people with werewolf syndrome, the lanugo does not shed and continues growing on the baby’s body.
Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News, 20 June 2017
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