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lanugo

 [lah-nu´go]
the fine hair that covers the body of the fetus and begins to disappear during maturation so that by nine months' gestation it is usually seen only on the shoulders of the newborn.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō), [TE]
fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears at the end of the twelfth week and helps to hold the vernix caseosa on the skin.
Synonym(s): downy hair [TA], primary hair ☆ , lanugo hair
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]
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lanugo

(lə-no͞o′gō)
n. pl. lanu·gos
The fine, soft hair that grows on a fetus and is present on a newborn child.
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la·nu·go

(lă-nū'gō)
Fine, soft, lightly pigmented fetal hair with minute shafts and large papillae; it appears toward the end of the third month of gestation.
Synonym(s): lanugo hair.
[L. down, wooliness, from lana, wool]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lanugo

The short, downy, colourless hair that covers the fetus from about the fourth month to shortly before the time of birth. Similar hair sometimes grows on people with cancer, on those taking certain drugs and on girls with ANOREXIA NERVOSA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lanugo

the hair on the human embryo that is lost before birth.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Lanugo

A soft, downy body hair that develops on the chest and arms of anorexic women.
Mentioned in: Anorexia Nervosa
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