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