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Having no hairs or pubescence; smooth: glabrous leaves.

[From Latin glaber, glabr-, bald.]

gla′brous·ness n.
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(ˈɡleɪbrəs) or


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

adj. Biol.
having a surface devoid of hair or pubescence.
[1630–40; < Latin glaber, s. glabr- smooth, hairless; see -ous]
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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"
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adj (Zool) → unbehaart; (liter) youthbartlos
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Corolla gamopetalous, tubular-campanulate, infundibuliform, campanulate or hypocrateriform, sometimes with bilabiate apex, aestivation imbricate, zygomorphic; stamens included or exserted, 4, rarely reduced to 2, didynamous, staminode reduced, glabro, rarely elongate and pilose; filaments adnate to the corolla at the base; anthers commonly divergent, generally glabrous, rarely pilose; pollen grains many, in monads, rarely in tetrads or polyads; nectariferous disk generally present; gynoecium bicarpellate, bilocular; ovary superior, multiovulate, placentation axial, stigma bilamelate, lobes sensitive (closing after contact with pollinator).
Clypeus wider than long (2.5:1.0), anterior border slightly curved, with margin clearly elevated, surface slightly convex at center, covered with punctures, glabrous. Frons wider than long (2.4:1.0), slightly concave, with irregularly distributed punctures, glabrous, 3.2x wider than each eye's dorsal diameter.
Sepals abaxially densely tomentose and adaxially glabrous, incurved in anthesis, the 4 lateral sepals abaxially biglandular, the anterior sepal eglandular.
Diaphoranthema from central and northwestern Argentina, central Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Paraguay, with yellow, sessile, solitary flowers and a glabrous floral bract, that has been known as Tillandsia bryoides (cf.
Body rounded oval, strongly convex, subhemispherical; dorsal surface glabrous (Fig.
1 cm width at the base, entere to minute denticulated at the margisn, densely lepidote on the abaxial surface, glabrous to glabrescente on the adaxial surface,long attenuated much longer than the internodes, but never covering it; reducing their longitude gradually to the apical portion of the peduncle, primary branches numerous, ascendent, 25-40 cm long, ca.
Inflorescence erect; prophyll 55 cm long, densely brown setose; peduncular bract to 95 cm long, proximal part covered with brown, 2-4 mm long bristles, these usually not persistent, and grey floccose, flattened, black spines, distal part with flattened, black, up to 5 cm long spines; peduncle to 130 cm long, 3,2 x 4,1 cm in cross section, proximal part tomentose, distal part spiny; rachis 23-38 cm long; rachillae many, to 14 cm long, proximal part 1-5 cm long, glabrous, distal part bearing the pistillate flowers, 3,5-9 cm long, covered with minute, clavate, hyaline hairs, only one pistillate flower inserted 0,2-1,5 cm from the rachis.
Leaves rosulate; pseudopetiolate, blades lanceolate, elliptical to obovate, pinnately veined, margin denticulate to lyrate, glabrous to pubescent.
All these pigmented skin flaps, however thin and pliable when transferred on the light coloured, glabrous and nonhairy palmar skin, create a gross mismatch in colour and texture [2].