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glabrous

Syllabification: gla·brous
Pronunciation: /ˈɡlābrəs
 
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Definition of glabrous in English:

adjective

technical
(Chiefly of the skin or a leaf) free from hair or down; smooth.
Example sentences
  • The regions of glabrous skin that have these epidermal ridges are especially richly supplied with cutaneous sensory nerves.
  • The essential oil from glabrous leaves consists mostly of a blend of several sesquiterpenes, of which germacrene-D and beta-caryophyllene are the major components.
  • Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin glaber, glabr- 'hairless, smooth' + -ous.

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