lanugo


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la·nu·go

 (lə-no͞o′gō, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. la·nu·gos
A covering of fine, soft hair, especially that found on the fetus or newborn of a human or other mammal.

[Middle English, pith, from Latin lānūgō, down, from lāna, wool.]

lanugo

(ləˈnjuːɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
(Biology) a layer of fine hairs, esp the covering of the human fetus before birth
[C17: from Latin: down, from lāna wool]
lanuginous, laˈnugiˌnose adj
laˈnuginousness n

la•nu•go

(ləˈnu goʊ, -ˈnyu-)

n., pl. -gos.
a coat of delicate, downy hairs, esp. that with which the human fetus is covered.
[1670–80; < Latin lānūgō pubescent hair, down, derivative of lāna wool]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lanugo - the fine downy hair covering a human fetus; normally shed during the ninth month of gestation
pile, down - fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
Translations

la·nu·go

n. lanugo, vellosidad, pelusilla suave que cubre el cuerpo del feto.

lanugo

n lanugo, vello de los bebés
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It contains swallowed amniotic fluid, bile salts, bile pigments, cholesterol, mucin, pancreatic enzymes, intestinal enzymes, squamous cells, lanugo hair and other cellular debris.
18,360: zu den Vorboten eines Sturms rechnen auch folia ludentia, lanugo populi aut spinae volitans aquisque plumae innatantes) (219).
Fetal sebase bez salgisi, epidermal hucreler ve lanugo killari ile birlikte verniks kazeozanin en onemli bilesenini olusturur (1).
Lanugo medullasi olmayan killardir, intrauterin hayatta olusur ve dogumdan sonra ilk birkac ay kalir.
SHE would also need to spend extra time in the beauty salon as she would develop Lanugo - the growth of fine hair on the body, which is the body's attempt to keep itself warm when fat stores are empty.
Health consequences of anorexia nervosa (self-starvation): abnormally low heart rate and low blood pressure (risk of heart failure), reduction of bone density, muscle loss and weakness, severe dehydration, fainting, fatigue, dry hair and skin, and growth of a downy layer of hair called lanugo all over the body.
Also ask the patient about any of the following symptoms: * Dizziness, syncope, weakness, fatigue * Pallor, easy bruising, or bleeding * Intolerance of cold * Hair loss, lanugo, dry skin * Vomiting, diarrhea, constipation * Fullness, bloating, abdominal pain, epigastric burning * Menstrual irregularities * Symptoms of hyperthyroidism, diabetes, malignancy, infection, inflammatory bowel disease