American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bearing or producing hair.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, bearing or tipped with hairs.
- In zoology, bearing hairs; hairy; piligerous: specifically, in entomology, noting the tubercles of caterpillars whence bundles of hairs arise.
- adj. Containing or producing hair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bearing a single slender bristle, or hair.
- adj. Beset with hairs.
- pilus -iferous (Wiktionary)
- Latin pilus, hair + -ferous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Just below the piliferous layer two or three layers of thick-walled cells are seen.”
“The root-hairs are mere protrusions of the cells of the outermost layer of the cortex of the root and this layer is called the = piliferous layer =.”
“Exodermis the layer or layers of thickened cells beneath the piliferous layer of roots, 32.”
“There seems little doubt that inverted women frequently tend to show minor anomalies of the piliferous system, and especially slight hypertrichosis and a masculine distribution of hair.”
“If, as is not improbable, inversion is associated with some abnormal balance in the internal secretions, it is not difficult to understand this tendency to piliferous anomalies; and we know that the thyroid secretion, for instance, and much more the testicular and ovarian secretions, have a powerful influence on the hair.”
“The more prominent tubercles, and spines or bristles arising from them, are hypertrophied piliferous warts, the warts, with the seta or hair which they bear, being common to all caterpillars.”
“If the government camel insists on sticking its nose under Jersey girls 'skirts, can back-alley bush removal with rusty razors be far behind? some aficionados of adult entertainment from the 70's might be excited about the return of a tufted tarts and piliferous punani.”
“(oligotrichosis terminalis), approximating to the infantile type, while another presents a complex and very rare piliferous heterogeny.”
“Root-hair; 2. piliferous layer; 3. cortex; 4. endodermis; 5. pericycle; 6. xylem; 7. phloëm.]”
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