Pi*lose" (?), a. [L. pilosus, fr. pilus hair. See Pile.]
Hairy; full of, or made of, hair.
The heat-retaining property of the pilose covering.
Clothed thickly with pile or soft down.
Covered with long, slender hairs; resembling long hairs; hairy; as, pilose pubescence.
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