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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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.
The physical symptoms of anorexia nervosa may include lethargy, lack of menarche, lanugo, yellowing of skin, cold intolerance, abdominal pain, and constipation (APA, 2013).
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.
bilirubin, lanugo, fetal epithelial cells, others) Myoglobin Red-brown (similar to Hb) Pink-red (white and red brown) Myeloperoxidase Yellow-green intrinsic color?
the lanugo over most of the body), and terminal (the coarse hair growing
Air stirs the fine hairs on infant bodies, sways lanugo like seaweed underwater.
En el neonato sano, la piel esta cubierta por lanugo, pelo fino normalmente no pigmentado, y por una sustancia oleosa blanco-amarillenta denominada vernix caseosa.
At the same time, lanugo hair (equally on healthy skin and on the affected areas) was absent over the entire body surface.
Al examen fisico se encontro hipertimpanismo y disminucion de los ruidos respiratorios en hemitorax izquierdo y varios signos de desnutricion tales como caquexia, alopecia y lanugo en piel de la region dorsal.
Some develop soft downy hair on the body called lanugo.