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Bearing or producing hair.

[Latin pilus, hair + -ferous.]
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1. (Botany) (esp of plants or their parts) bearing or ending in a hair or hairs
2. (Botany) designating the outer layer of root epidermis, which bears the root hairs
[C19: from Latin pilus hair + -ferous. Compare pile3]
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We took additional notes for each osteoderm including: the total number of peripheral figures, number and position of piliferous foramina, and relief of the central figure.