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 (hûr′so͞ot′, hîr′-, hər-so͞ot′)
1. Covered with hair; hairy.
2. Biology Covered with stiff or coarse hairs.

[Latin hirsūtus, hairy, bristly.]

hir′sute′ness n.
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Noun1.hirsuteness - excessive hairiness
hairiness, pilosity - the quality of having hair
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