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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Anatomy A network of extremely small blood vessels passing between the pia mater and the cerebral cortex.
  • n. Biology A covering of closely matted woolly hairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mass of filamentous hairs on the leaf of a plant.
  • n. A covering of fine, soft hairs; a pubescence.
  • n. A network of fine blood vessels between the pia mater and the cerebral cortex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The closely matted hair or downy nap covering the leaves or stems of some plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a species of pubescence, consisting of longish, soft, entangled hairs, pressed close to the surface.
  • n. In anatomy, the flocculent inner surface of the pia mater: more fully called tomentum cerebri.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
  • n. a network of tiny blood vessels between the cerebral surface of the pia mater and the cerebral cortex

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin tōmentum, cushion stuffing.

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