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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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