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Meaning of PILUS

Pronunciation:  'pIlus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism
  2. [n]  any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"
 

PILUS is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: hair
 
 See Also: filament, filum, hair, ingrown hair, mammal, microorganism

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A thread-like structures present on some bacteria. Pili are shorter than flagella and are used to adhere bacteria to one another during mating and to adhere to animal cells.
 

 

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