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capillaceous

cap·il·la·ceous

capillaceous

 
pronunciation:
kae pih leI shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having hairlike fibers.
definition 2: resembling a hair or thread.
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The word capillaceous contains the following part:
-aceous Latin adjective-forming suffix that means resembling, related to, made of, or, in biological science, belonging to (a taxonomic class)
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The suffix -aceous occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to Latin noun roots. Words ending in -aceous are often formal and used in biological science. These scientific adjectives ending in -aceous have corresponding nouns ending in -aceae (plants) and -acea (animals), which are names for taxonomic families.