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A downy covering of hair, especially that seen on the fetus or persisting on the adult body.



the very fine hair covering the body of the seven-month and eight-month human fetus; most falls out before birth.

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For example, Prosartes lanuginose, which was lost from the Cove plots, doubled in frequency on reference plots between the 1970s and 1995-2002 inventories.