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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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A female trapped in Gage County on 8 February 1999 evinced no reproductive activity and remained in its white winter pelage.
reveal[s] fof the oryx's legs ("hooves" being metonymical), set against the brilliant white of its pelage, are likened to stripes of dye on a piece of stuff.
P] considers the effects of pelage on heat loss and heat absorption and incorporates seasonal variation in surface albedo due to accumulated snow.
Effectc of light and cyclic activity of wool follicles and possible relationships to changes in the pelage of other mammals.
As summer coats replace winter pelage, the warmer 59 degrees may be more comfortable.
Due to the taxonomic splitting approach of the time, Young and Goldman (1944) identified 23 subspecies of North American gray wolves (based on skull measurements, pelage color, and size) and mapped their geographic distribution.
The trappers returned when the foxes were in thick winter pelage.
He reported that a trapper had taken about 200 individuals in the past three winters in the dunes region but that only two of them were in white pelage.
EFBWBO's London-based vice president, Sandrah Monthieux Pelage, agrees.
Marked changes in the original wild-type pelage are evident in Swiss naturalist Konrad Gesner's description of the local rats he saw, which were: 'colore subniger, vel fuscus, qui ventrem versus dilutior est' (Gesner 1551).
In addition, research on growth, pelage and other anatomical features, behavior, and parasitism and other infections are underway or completed.
Jean-Pierre Pelage of Hopital Lariboissiere in Paris to the Congress of Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting at Maastricht, Netherlands.