Definition of Pilose

1. Adjective. Covered with hairs especially fine soft ones.

Exact synonyms: Pilary, Pilous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute
Derivative terms: Pile, Pile

Definition of Pilose

1. a. Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.

Definition of Pilose

1. Adjective. Covered with fine hair. ¹

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Definition of Pilose

1. covered with hair [adj]

Medical Definition of Pilose

1. Hairy, the hairs soft and clearly separated but not sparse. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilose

piloid astrocytoma
piloid gliosis
pilomotor fibres
pilomotor reflex
pilon fracture
pilonidal cyst
pilonidal fistula
pilonidal sinus
pilose (current term)
pilosebaceous unit
pilosebaceous units
pilot balloon
pilot balloon observation
pilot biscuit
pilot bit
pilot blacksnake
pilot boat

Literary usage of Pilose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1887)
"_:- menta white tomentose and pilose, that on remaining segments yellowish and black. Legs yellowish and black tomentose, front tibia; provided with ..."

2. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1897)
"Male —Eyes pilose, scutellum with bristle-like hairs on the margin, ... Face uniformly lightly white pollinose and short, sparse, white pilose below, ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"fls. about 12-merous, about 1 in. across, bright red, about 6-8 in a dense head, sessile, or nearly so; calyx densely pilose, ..."

4. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"Leave? long, lanceolate, attenuate at the end, strongly nerved, smooth beneath, scabrous on the margins and upper surface, pilose near the base: sheaths ..."

5. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1921)
"A shrub, about 3 m. high, the young twigs terete, loosely brown-pilose with spreading hairs, glabrous in age. Leaves sub- coriaceous, narrowly ..."

6. Flora Cestrica: An Attempt to Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and by William Darlington (1837)
"... expanding; branches slender, scabrous, pilose in the axils, the main ones nodose at base, ... sheaths pilose at throat; panicle capillary, pyramidal, ..."

7. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1915)
"Antennae long, the joints subequal, rugose, pilose, black, second joint slightly ... Antennae plumose ; last two joints long and slender, rugose, pilose, ..."

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