adjective Etymology: Latin glabr-, glaber smooth, bald — more at glad Date: 1640 smooth; especially having a surface without hairs or projections <
glabrous skin
glabrous leaves

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  • Glabrous — Gla brous, a. [L. glaber; cf. Gr. ? hollow, smooth, ? to hollow.] Smooth; having a surface without hairs or any unevenness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glabrous — (adj.) 1630s, from L. glaber hairless, smooth, bald (see GLAD (Cf. glad)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glabrous — [glā′brəs] adj. [< L glaber, smooth, bald (< IE * ghladh ros < * ghlādh : see GLAD1) + OUS] Biol. without hair, down, or fuzz; bald glabrousness n …   English World dictionary

  • glabrous —   a. having smooth surface; hairless.    ♦ glabrate, a.    ♦ glabrescent, a. somewhat glabrous; tending to be glabrous …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • glabrous — adjective /ˈɡlæbɹəs/ smooth, hairless, bald. ‘I am bound by precendent,’ said the First Lord, turning a vast glabrous expressionless face from Harte to Sir Joseph …   Wiktionary

  • glabrous — gla·brous glā brəs adj having or being a smooth even surface specif having or being an epidermal covering that is totally or relatively devoid of hairs or down <glabrous skin> * * * gla·brous (glaґbrəs) [L. glaber smooth] smooth and… …   Medical dictionary

  • glabrous — smooth …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • glabrous — adj. [L. glaber, bald] Smooth, free of hair …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • glabrous — /glay breuhs/, adj. Zool., Bot. having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence. [1630 40; < L glabr (s. of glaber) smooth, hairless + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • glabrous — Synonyms and related words: acomous, bald, bald headed, beardless, clean shaven, depilous, downy, even, flat, glabrate, glabrescent, hairless, leiotrichous, level, plane, regular, shaven, smooth, smooth faced, smooth shaven, smooth textured,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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