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 (tō-mĕn′tōs′, tō′mən-)
adj. Biology
Covered with short, dense, matted hairs.

[New Latin tōmentōsus, from Latin tōmentum, cushion stuffing.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tomentose - covered with densely matted filamentstomentose - covered with densely matted filaments
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.tomentose - densely covered with short matted woolly hairs; "a tomentose leaf"
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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