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 (pyo͞o-bĕr′yə-lənt, -bĕr′ə-) also pu·ber·u·lous (-bĕr′yə-ləs, -bĕr′ə-)
Covered with minute hairs or very fine down; finely pubescent.

[Latin pūber, downy, adult + -ulentus, abounding in.]


(pjʊˈbɛrjʊlənt) or


(Biology) biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent
[C19: from Latin pūber]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puberulent - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
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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concolor in its areolate venation and finely puberulous stipe grooves.
3 mm, densely villous outside, densely sericeous inside at base, corolla densely retorsely puberulous or villous outside, glabrous inside, tube 3.
1 mm long, linear to narrowly lanceolate, non-bullate, sparsely denticulate, adaxially puberulous throughout, hairs 0.