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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lānūgō.

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NounEdit

lanugo (countable and uncountable, plural lanugos)

  1. Soft down or fine hair, specifically that covering the human foetus or a tumorous area.
    • 1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
      early spring mountains with young-elephant lanugo along their spines

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lānūgō.

NounEdit

lanugo (uncountable, accusative lanugon)

  1. down
  2. fluff

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

lāna (wool) +‎ -ūgō

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NounEdit

lānūgō f (genitive lānūginis); third declension

  1. (in the poetry of every age and in post-Augustan prose) woolly substance, the down of plants, of youthful cheeks, etc.
  2. (transferred sense) sawdust

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lānūgō lānūginēs
genitive lānūginis lānūginum
dative lānūginī lānūginibus
accusative lānūginem lānūginēs
ablative lānūgine lānūginibus
vocative lānūgō lānūginēs

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lānūgō.

NounEdit

lanugo m (uncountable)

  1. lanugo