\pˈɪləs], \pˈɪləs], \p_ˈɪ_l_ə_s]\
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By Princeton University
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Gen. and nom. pl. Pili, gen. pl. Pilorum. Hair, one of the fine, thread-like appendages of the skin, covering more or less thickly the entire body, except the palms and soles and the flexor surfaces of the joints. A hair consists of radix or root, embedded in the hair follicle, and a free portion, scapus, stem or shaft.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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