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[luh-noo-goh, -nyoo-] /ləˈnu goʊ, -ˈnyu-/

noun, plural lanugos. Biology.
a coat of delicate, downy hairs, especially that with which the human fetus or a newborn infant is covered.
noun (pl) -gos
a layer of fine hairs, esp the covering of the human fetus before birth

lanugo la·nu·go (lə-nōō’gō, -nyōō’-)
n. pl. la·nu·gos
The fine, soft hair that grows on a fetus and is present on a newborn. Also called lanugo hair.
A covering of fine, soft hair or hairlike structures, as on a leaf, insect, or human fetus.


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