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Related to vellus: terminal hair
the coat of fine hairs that appears after the lanugo hairs are cast off and that persists until puberty.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Fine nonpigmented hair covering most of the body.
2. A structure that is fleecy or soft and woolly in appearance.
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The fine hair present on the body before puberty.
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1. Fine, nonpigmented hair covering most of the body.
2. Any structure that is fleecy, soft, and woolly.
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