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Having no hairs or pubescence; smooth: glabrous leaves.

[From Latin glaber, glabr-, bald.]

gla′brous·ness n.


(ˈɡleɪbrəs) or


(Biology) biology without hair or a similar growth; smooth: a glabrous stem.
[C17 glabrous, from Latin glaber]
ˈglabrousness n


(ˈgleɪ brəs)

adj. Biol.
having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.
[1630–40; < Latin glaber, s. glabr- smooth, hairless; see -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glabrous - having no hair or similar growth; smooth; "glabrous stems"; "glabrous leaves"; "a glabrous scalp"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
hairless - having no hair or fur; "a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"


adj (Zool) → unbehaart; (liter) youthbartlos
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Leaves alternate, often clustered at the stem apex; petiolate; blades narrowly spathulate, oblanceolate to obovate, coriaceous, pinnately veined, margins entire, thickened, revolute, glabrous, if pubescent, then generally rapidly glabrate.
Surface glabrous with highly superficial microreticulation, much finer than pronotal microreticulation, consisting of dense transverse meshes.
0 mm long, 4-6-celled, antrorsely strigose, scales like those on the abaxial surfaces; basal basiscopic pinnules of medial pinnae not enlarged or overlapping the lamina rachis; costules abaxially eglandular, glabrous or pubescent, sparsely scaly, hairs (when present) ca.
Culture of aspirated fluid in Sabouraud's dextrose agar (SDA) showed flat, glabrous, moist, radially folded colonies with diffusible red pigment after 4 days of incubation at 25[degrees]C.
Non Blume), family Gentianaceae is a glabrous or procumbent perennial herb found throughout India, especially in coastal regions.
Mechanical nociceptive thresholds were determined by assessing paw withdrawal to application of a series of calibrated von Frey filaments to the glabrous surface of the hindpaws.
Sepals are four, free, concave, glabrous and elliptic and petals are four, glabrous, reflexed and white in color.
Leaves usually rosulate or clustered at the median part of the stem; sessile to distinctly petiolate with petioles winged to wingless; blades linear, elliptic, obovate, deltoid to subrounded, palmately, pinnately, three- to five-veined, margin entire to partite, glabrous to pubescent on both surfaces or only beneath.
5 mm, linear, ascending, castaneous, slightly lustrous, flat or twisted, not tortuous, sparsely to retrorsely denticulate, apically with spreading or retrorse teeth; leaves up to 4 m long; petiole base scales like those of the rhizomes, sometimes forming a wool-like tuft; laminae 1-3 m long, basally 3-pinnate-pinnatisect to 4-pinnate, medially 3-pinnate-pinnatisect; lamina rachises glabrous to sparsely pubescent abaxially; basal pinnae ca.
Head narrower than pronotum, glabrous, with punctures fine, labrum without an indistinct central tubercle (Fig.
Tibia with rows of setae on sides, otherwise glabrous, and concentration of setae at inner distal end.