lanugo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lānūgō

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, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
      early spring mountains with young-elephant lanugo along their spines

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lānūgō

Noun[edit]

lanugo ‎(uncountable, accusative lanugon)

  1. down
  2. fluff

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lāna(wool) +‎ -ūgō

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Noun[edit]

lānūgō f ‎(genitive lānūginis); third declension

  1. (in the poetry of every age and in post-Augustan prose) woolly substance, the down of plants, of youthful cheeks, etc.
  2. (transferred sense) sawdust

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lānūgō lānūginēs
genitive lānūginis lānūginum
dative lānūginī lānūginibus
accusative lānūginem lānūginēs
ablative lānūgine lānūginibus
vocative lānūgō lānūginēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lānūgō

Noun[edit]

lanugo m ‎(uncountable)

  1. lanugo