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 (lə-no͞o′jə-nəs, -nyo͞o′-) also la·nu·gi·nose (-nōs′)
Covered with soft, short hair; downy.

[From Latin lānūginōsus, from lānūgō, lānūgin-, lanugo; see lanugo.]
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(ləˈnu dʒəˌnoʊs, -ˈnyu-)

also la•nu•gi•nous


of the nature of down; downy.
[1685–95; < Latin lānūginōsus=lānūgin-, s. of lānūgō (see lanugo) + -ōsus -ose1]
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