pelosity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pilosus ‎(hairy), from pilus ‎(hair).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pelosity ‎(uncountable)

  1. pilosity; hairiness
    • 1922: To Bloom: the problems of irritability, tumescence, rigidity, reactivity, dimension, sanitariness, pelosity. — James Joyce, Ulysses
    • 1995: Sex, not in pornographic black and white, / But in bright hues – the rod’s monstrosity, / The opposed pudenda and their rich pelosity. — Anthony Burgess, Byrne

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Oxford English Dictionary cites pelosity as an irregular form of pilosity.