from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of pilose.
- adj. Of the nature of hair; consisting of hair; hairlike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Covered with fine hair; pilose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See pilose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Covered with hair; hairy; pilose.
- Consisting of hair; hair-like; piliform: as. a pilous covering. Also pileous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with hairs especially fine soft ones
We've had such a pilous time, Pop, I've been telling Mother, just have to go. '
Beginning at the age of puberty, however, the growth of hair is very much accelerated over the whole pilous surface of the body, particularly upon the face, in the axilla and over the pubic region.
That an anomaly of the pilous system should be accompanied by an anomaly of dentition is quite conceivable without our having to call for a special principle of explanation; for hair and teeth are similar formations,  and the same chemical change of the germ that hinders the formation of hair would probably obstruct that of teeth: it may be for the same sort of reason that white cats with blue eyes are deaf.
"In the cold woman the pilous system is remarkable for the languor of its vitality; the hairs are fair, delicate, scarce and smooth, while in ardent natures there are little curly tufts about the temples."
A poor pilous system, on the other hand, Roubaud regarded as a probable though not an irrefragable proof of sexual frigidity in women.
Aron 14.52 speaks of an operation for pilous dermoid of the ovary in a woman of seventy-five.
Aron speaks of an operation for pilous dermoid of the ovary in a woman of seventy-five.
I can not imagine that he will ever become a pilous adult, with harvests for the razor on that downy chin.
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