plumulose


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plu·mule

 (plo͞om′yo͞ol)
n.
1. A down feather.
2. The young shoot of a plant embryo above the cotyledons, consisting of the epicotyl and often of immature leaves.

[Latin plūmula, diminutive of plūma, feather.]

plu′mu·lose′ (plo͞om′yə-lōs′) adj.

plumulose

(ˈpluːmjʊˌləʊz)
adj
(Biology) biology having hairs that branch out like feathers