from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A covering of fine, soft hair, as on a leaf, an insect, or a newborn child.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The soft down or fine hair, specifically as covering the human foetus or a tumorous area
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The soft woolly hair which covers most parts of the mammal fetus, and in man is shed before or soon after birth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the coat of delicate downy hairs with which the human fetus is covered for some time before birth.
- n. In botany and zoology, the cottony or woolly growth on the surface of some leaves, fruits, insects, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fine downy hair covering a human fetus; normally shed during the ninth month of gestation
Both boys were limp, wrinkly and covered with fine black hair, known as lanugo, which all fetuses develop but shed at around 33 weeks of gestation.
Fine, downy hair called lanugo develops on her arms, legs, and back.
Five months after conception, human fetuses grow a thin coat of hair, called lanugo, all over their bodies.
The human embryo possesses a complete coat of hair, called the lanugo, which usually disappears before birth.
This covering, which is called the lanugo, and sometimes extends even to the whole forehead, ears, and face, is shed before birth.
Also, it: is more active, and the mother might begin feeling movement is covered in fine, downy hair called lanugo and a waxy coating called vernix which protects the baby's skin forming underneath. has eyebrows, eyelashes, fingernails, and toenails can hear and swallow
Newborn ribbon seals have a coat of soft, white hair called lanugo that provides insulation until they grow a thick layer of blubber.
The hair on her head grows, the lanugo on her body almost disappears, and fat is deposited under her skin.
“Postmature babies” at birth have an absence of lanugo, scant vernix caseosa; long fingernails and toenails; and dry, peeling, or cracked skin.
He thinks this is important for evolution because sometimes evolutionists say Y lanugo, shared errors in pseudogenes, etc. can “only” be explained by common ancestry.