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- n. The quality or state of being pilose.
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- n. The quality or state of being pilose; hairiness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being pilose or pilous; hairiness.
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- n. the quality of having hair
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For the cause rendered, that “the hairs about the eyelids are for the safeguard of the sight,” doth not impugn the cause rendered, that “pilosity is incident to orifices of moisture — muscosi fontes, &c.”
Onopordinis_, but proportionably more elongate and less convex; rostrum and thorax longer; pilosity of the body underneath much thinner and shorter; thighs thicker, more clavate, the anterior evidently costate-rugose underneath; without whitish marks on the elytra, and without that layer of light-brown earth-like pollinose transudation which is often wanting in rubbed specimens of _Larinus
This griseous pilosity fills all the tips of the elytra, leaving bare only the sutures, an angular notch behind the middle (which forms with that apical part of the suture a kind of hook on each elytron), and two round spots, one submarginal fronting the tip of the notch, the other larger, discoidal, behind the foot of the notch, much above the tip.
= -- The external genitals, besides showing the pudendal pilosity referred to above, are all greatly increased in size.
The increase in the growth of hair at this time can have only one interpretation, viz., that the ancestors of man represented a very much higher degree of pilosity than is the case with man at the present time.
"pilosity is incident to orifices of moisture -- muscosi fontes, &c."