Definition of Lanugo

1. Noun. The fine downy hair covering a human fetus; normally shed during the ninth month of gestation.

Generic synonyms: Down, Pile



Definition of Lanugo

1. n. The soft woolly hair which covers most parts of the mammal fetus, and in man is shed before or soon after birth.

Definition of Lanugo

1. Noun. The soft down or fine hair, specifically as covering the human foetus or a tumorous area ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lanugo

1. fine, soft hair [n -GOS]

Medical Definition of Lanugo

1. The soft woolly hair which covers most parts of the mammal foetus, and in man is shed before or soon after birth. See: Lanuginose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lanugo

lanthionine
lanthionine synthase
lanthopine
lanthorn
lanthorn-fly
lanthorns
lantibiotic
lantibiotics
lanting
lants
lantskip
lantskips
lantzman
lantzmen
lanuginous
lanugo (current term)
lanugo hair
lanugos
lanx
lanyard
lanyards
lanyer
lanyers
laocoon
laogai
laogais
laojiao
lap
lap-dance
lap-dancer

Literary usage of Lanugo

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1. Archives of Surgery (1900)
"the least trace of hair or lanugo remain. His scalp was thin and pale. He was in excellent health, and the history which he gave was as follows. ..."

2. A Late Eighth-century Latin-Anglo-Saxon Glossary: Preserved in the Library by Jan Hendrik Hessels, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden Bibliotheek (1906)
"15 spes impii tamquam lanugo est). The Cambr. MS. Kk. 4. ... pene idem sunt idest squalor lanugo in carne, ... Perhaps leg. lanugo squalor... lanz ..."

3. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1903)
"In the girl the lanugo hair was absent in the breast and extremities, and the cilia were deficient in the lower eyelids; in the boy there was no lanugo hair ..."

4. Principles and practice of obstetrics by Joseph Bolivar De Lee (1918)
"The lanugo is present all over the body, but on the head there are ... Vernix caseosa and lanugo are still present. The testicles are usually in the scrotum ..."

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