Pilose Pi*lose", a. [L. pilosus, fr. pilus hair. See {Pile}.] 1. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair. [1913 Webster]

The heat-retaining property of the pilose covering. --Owen. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Clothed thickly with pile or soft down. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence. [1913 Webster]

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  • pilose — [pī′lōs΄] adj. [L pilosus < pilus, hair: see PILE2] covered with hair, esp. fine, soft hair pilosity [pī läs′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • pilose — adjective Etymology: Latin pilosus, from pilus hair Date: 1753 covered with usually soft hair • pilosity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pilose — adj. [L. pilus, hair] Hairy; with fine, soft hair …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • pilose — pilosity /puy los i tee/, n. /puy lohs/, adj. covered with hair, esp. soft hair; furry. Also, pilous. [1745 55; < L pilosus shaggy. See PILE3, OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pilose — adjective Covered with fine hair …   Wiktionary

  • pilose — SYN: hairy. [L. pilosus] * * * pi·lose pī .lōs adj covered with usu. soft hair * * * pi·lose (piґlōs) [L. pilosus] 1. hairy (def. 1). 2. hirsute …   Medical dictionary

  • pilose — (Order Isopoda): Covered with short hairs or setae [Kensley and Schotte, 1989] …   Crustacea glossary

  • Pilose — Pi|lo|se, Pi|lo|sis, die; , ...osen [zu lat. pilus = Haar] (Med.): übermäßiger Haarwuchs …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pilose — Synonyms and related words: bristly, bushy, cirrose, fleecy, flocculent, furry, fuzzy, hairy, hirsute, hispid, lanate, matted, pubescent, shagged, shaggy, unshorn, whiskered, woolly …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pilose — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Covered with hair: fleecy, furry, fuzzy, hairy, hirsute, woolly. See SMOOTH …   English dictionary for students

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