Lanugo

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lanugo

[lə′nü·gō]
(anatomy)
A downy covering of hair, especially that seen on the fetus or persisting on the adult body.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lanugo

 

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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