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

[From Latin pilōsus; see pilose.]
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(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).