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Noun: pilus  pI-lus
  1. Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
    "there is a pilus in my soup";
    - hair
  2. Hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

Sounds like: pilot, P, pilus

Type of: filament, filum, hair

Part of: mammal, mammalian, microorganism, micro-organism

Encyclopedia: Pilus