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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
References in periodicals archive ?
In the womb, the baby's body is covered by a thin layer of hair (lanugo) but as soon as they are born it disappears.
Beginning with the Lanugo hair at birth, vellus hair in the first few months of infancy, followed by terminal hair, grown mostly in the pubic part and faces for men and some women (Pergament, 1999), hair remains an attachment to the skin serving varying purposes.
No lanugo hair, edema, parotid gland swelling or central nervous system abnormalities were observed.
Gray seal pups are born with white fur called lanugo, which is molted in two to four weeks and replaced with shorter, stiffer hair similar to that of adults, the zoological society said.
After assessing fat panicle thickness at the left suprapubic area, it was chosen as a harvest point for the dermis fat graft since it is not under pressure and contains only lanugo hears and the scar is easily hidden under swimwear [2, 7].
These infants are usually smaller in size, with thin, translucent skin and covered by lanugo hairs.
Clinical findings of RMS include acanthosis nigricans, generalized lanugo, tooth and nail dysplasia, high nasal bridge, growth retardation, and hyperextensible joints (4).
He had see through skin and his body was covered in lanugo - which is very thin, soft and usually unpigmented hair found on the body of a foetus or newborn baby.
Neonates, lanugo hair, Mongolian spots, sebaceous hyperplasia, cutis marmorata, vernix caseosa, acrocyanosis, neonatal acne, erythema toixcum neonatorum, neonatal alopecia.
Meconium is composed of fetal intestinal secretions, bile (oxidized?), lanugo, and epithelial cells.
In addition to acquired blindness, he presented dysmorphic features: a broad-based flat nose, poor dental status, xerostomia and lanugo, thin legs, genu valgus, genu recurvatum, hyperlaxity, and clinodactyly of 4th and 5th fingers of the right hand and the left and right fifth toe.
the lanugo over most of the body), and terminal (the coarse hair growing