lanugo

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lana(wool)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ləˈnjuːɡəʊ/

Noun[edit]

lanugo ‎(countable and uncountable, plural lanugos)

  1. Soft down or fine hair, specifically that covering the human foetus or a tumorous area
    • 1955, early spring mountains with young-elephant lanugo along their spines — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanugo ‎(uncountable, accusative lanugon)

  1. down
  2. fluff

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lanugo m ‎(uncountable)

  1. lanugo