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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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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.
5 mm long, 7-9-celled, tan, acicular, spreading, the scales similar to those abaxially; basal basiscopic pinnules of medial pinnae not enlarged or overlapping the lamina rachis; costules abaxially eglandular, sparsely pubescent, the hairs like those of the pinna rachises, adaxially eglandular, pubescent, lacking scales, the hairs similar to those abaxially; laminar tissue between veins abaxially sparsely glandular, sparsely to densely pilose, the glands stalked, 0.
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 .
Purification and partial characterization of anti-inflammatory peptide from pilose antler of Cervus Nippon Temminck.
Two new Acanthocyclops Kiefer, 1927 (Copepoda: Cyclopoida: Cyclopinae) with pilose caudal rami from semi-arid areas of Mexico.
The incubation chambers were covered by pilose material of a Cactaceae, feathers, dry fibers of Velloziaceae, and pilose material of a gall that develops in a shrub of Erythroxylum spp.
Stems prostrate, sprawling, ascending or erect, strigose, pilose or hirsute.
The leaves typically are distichous and may be 3-25 cm long and 2-8 mm wide with a basally pilose adaxial surface and a glabrous to pubescent abaxial surface (Freckmann & Lelong 2003).
Mature branches are woody and leafless, whereas young branches are white with a dense glandular, spreading, pilose indumentums.
Pilose black cephalothorax; labium, sternum, coxae and femora with blackish pattern; patellae to tarsi reddish light brown.
BUGUZHI), Encommia ulmoides (DUZHONG), pilose antler, Cuscuta chinensis Lam.