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pelage

 [pel´ij, pĕ-lahzh´] (Fr.)
the hairy coat of mammals; the hairs of the body, limbs, and head, collectively.

pelage

/pel·age/ (pel´ahj) [Fr.]
1. the hairy coat of mammals.
2. hairs of the body, limbs, and head collectively.

pelage

(pĕl′ĭj)
n.
The coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, fur, or wool, as distinct from bare skin.

pelage

[Fr.] the hairy coat of mammals; the hairs, fur or wool of the body, limb and head, collectively.
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Little is known of pelage characteristics and molt in the spotted ground squirrel, Spermophilus spilosoma.
Specimens were assessed as to condition of pelage (summer or winter) and pattern of any obvious molt.
The cold-weather or winter pelage in Spermophilus spilosoma is relatively plush when compared to the sparse summer coat, the latter almost lacking an undercoat of wool hairs (Williams, 1938).