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pilus

noun

1 pilus

Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.

synonym: hair.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more



2 pilus

Hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism.


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pili

noun

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

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