Pi*lose" (?), a. [L. pilosus, fr. pilus hair. See Pile.]

1.

Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.

The heat-retaining property of the pilose covering. Owen.

2. Zool.

Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.

3. Bot.

Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.

 

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