Lanugo meaning

lə-no͝ogō, -nyo͝o-
A covering of fine, soft hair, as on a leaf, insect, or newborn child.
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The soft, downy hair covering the human fetus.
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The fine, soft hair that grows on a fetus and is present on a newborn child.
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A covering of fine, soft hair or hairlike structures, as on a leaf, insect, or human fetus.
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Soft down or fine hair, specifically that covering the human foetus or a tumorous area.

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Origin of lanugo

  • Middle English pith from Latin lānūgō down from lāna wool

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin lana (“wool")

    From Wiktionary