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 (pī′lōs) also pi·lous (-ləs)
Covered with fine soft hair.

[Latin pilōsus, from pilus, hair.]

pi·los′i·ty (-lŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(ˈpaɪləʊz) or


(Biology) biology covered with fine soft hairs: pilose leaves.
[C18: from Latin pilōsus, from pilus hair]
pilosity n
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(ˈpaɪ loʊs)

covered with hair, esp. soft hair; furry.
[1745–55; < Latin pilōsus shaggy. See pile3, -ose1]
pi•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pilose - covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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Chelicera: Fixed finger with 2 large teeth plus 6 (S), 5 (?) smaller teeth between these; brush at base of fixed finger composed of 7 setae (G5A), each densely pilose in distal half; lateral surface with 3 large, lanceolate, terminally pilose setae (Gl); internal face of chelicera with 4 {$), 3 (2) short whiplike setae (G4); movable finger serrula composed of 17 (S), 18 (2) long lamellae, blunt guard tooth present subdistally; 1 accessory tooth present at two-thirds from base of serrula.
Eyes separated by 1.0 (male) or 1.5-2.0 (female) facet diameters; antenna with 14 flagellomeres, the 3 apical subequal are reduced in size, 11th and 12th fused, 14th separated and spherical; ascoids Y-shaped; wing with medial fork incomplete; female subgenital plate pilose on distal half and with lateral margins convex; male terminalia with gonostyle coniform with a group of alveoli at base and short setae sparsealy distributed, aedeagus asymmetrical, bifid with left branch little longer and wider in dorsal view, one short sinuous paramere articulat with aedeagus and a small projection of the hypandrium, gonocoxal apodeme strongly sclerotized, pilose ventrally and with rounded distal margin.
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furuhashii to parasitize more hosts on glabrous collard leaves than on the increasingly pilose leaves of eggplant, cucumber, and tomato.