pileous


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pileous

(ˈpaɪlɪəs; ˈpɪl-)
adj
1. (Biology) hairy
2. (Biology) of or relating to hair
[C19: ultimately from Latin pilus a hair]
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In this manner, a great number of vicariant species originated from wetter forest formations, could have developed in savanna areas and become a peculiar floristic element, evolving in loco toward a constant morphological pattern, i.e., small size, thick and pileous leaves, thicker rhytidomes.