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Pili

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Definition

noun

(1) (microbiology) Short, filamentous projections on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but for adhering to other bacterial cell (especially for mating) or to animal cells. (singular: pilus).

(2) (botany) Philippine tree Canarium ovatum whose seeds are edible; source of Pili nut.

(3) (botany) Grass species in Hawaii.


Supplement

Word origin: a combining form meaning “hair,”

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