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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.]
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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
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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]
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|Noun||1.||lanugo - the fine downy hair covering a human fetus; normally shed during the ninth month of gestation|
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n. lanugo, vellosidad, pelusilla suave que cubre el cuerpo del feto.
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lanugon lanugo, vello de los bebés
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