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1. Variant of pilose.
2. Relating to or containing hair.

[From Latin pilōsus; see pilose.]


(Biology) a variant of pilose
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Adj.1.pilous - 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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* Abaxial surface; A: absence; P: Presence; Pilosity: (Pl: Pilous; Pb: Pubescent); Density, Types of trichomes and domatia when compared between blackberry genotypes: (Vl: Very low; Sm: Simple; Tt: Tuft of trichomes).
In the nipple region, the outermost layer of epithelial tissue was squamous, stratified, thicker and not pilous. Internally, microscopy revealed the presence of alveolar-tubular glands, also chambered by connective tissue and near the ducts (Figure 2B).
There was no necrosis of the cells of the pilous bulb in contrast with the findings of Abel and Lewis.