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 (pī′lōs) also pi·lous (-ləs)
Covered with fine soft hair.

[Latin pilōsus, from pilus, hair.]

pi·los′i·ty (-lŏs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈpaɪləʊz) or


(Biology) biology covered with fine soft hairs: pilose leaves.
[C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair]
pilosity n


(ˈpaɪ loʊs)

covered with hair, esp. soft hair; furry.
[1745–55; < Latin pilōsus shaggy. See pile3, -ose1]
pi•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pilose - covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"


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5 cm wide, hard and rough, with three prominent, longitudinal veins, puberulent to pilose on both sides.
furuhashii to parasitize more hosts on glabrous collard leaves than on the increasingly pilose leaves of eggplant, cucumber, and tomato.
Sternal shield is 165 (159-170) long, 162 (161-164) wide at the level coxae II and bearing three pairs of pilose setae and two pairs of pores: linea angulata and linea arcuata slightly curved with punctates, linea arcuata "M-shaped" with punctures; linea obiligue anterior with a smooth curved line; linea media transvera slightly curved, having small punctured on posterior; linea obilique posterior curved interiorly with punctures.
0 mm long; corolla externally glabrous, internally pilose.
At the base of the inflorescence occur four entire stipules, which are pilose, lanceolate with entire margin.
5 cm, base slightly oblique, cordate, apex acuminate, margin serrate, irregularly spaced, adaxially dark green, glabrous, except on the margin where it is pilose (5-10-celled trichomes), abaxially pale green, red at the apex, or at the apex and at the apical margin above the middle, pilose, more dense on the veins (10-celled trichomes), 15-16 veins on the larger side of the blade.
1D) broader than long; with single pseudospiracular opening; subepandrial plate large, semicircular in dorsal view; hypoproct broadly U-shaped, densely pilose, covering bases of epandrial claspers; epiproct small, oval; epandrial claspers curved, carrying three distal tenacula in one row; tenacula spatulate, 87 pm long, tips slightly expanded.
e; okra leaf type, normal leaf, high gossypol glands, normal gossypol glands, glandless types, pilose hairiness and low/sparse hairiness.
tabaci biotype B oviposition, and the most pilose cultivars are the most infested since these cultivars may provide a more suitable microclimate for oviposition and better protection for the nymphs (Butter and Vir 1989).
indument reddish pilose (15-18 celled trichomes); internodes 2.
Key--Couplet 72 The first line of this couplet should read "Anterior margin of antennal segment II hearing a thick brush of erect pale pilose setae .