ulotrichous

ulotrichous
/yooh lo"tri keuhs/, adj.
belonging to a group of people having woolly or crisply curly hair.
[1855-60; < NL Ulotrich(i) (pl.) formerly a name for a division of mankind ( < Gk oulótrichos (sing.) curly-haired, equiv. to oûlo(s) thick, fleecy + -trichos -haired, deriv. of thríx hair + -OUS]

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  • Ulotrichous — U*lot ri*chous, a. (Anthropol.) Having woolly or crispy hair; opposed to leiotrichous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ulotrichous — [yo͞o lä′tri kəs] adj. [< Gr oulothrix, woolly haired < oulos, crisp, woolly + thrix, hair + OUS] having wool or tightly twisted hair …   English World dictionary

  • ulotrichous — adjective Having woolly or crispy hair Ant: leiotrichous …   Wiktionary

  • ulotrichous — Having curly hair. Cf.:leiotrichous. [G. oulotrichos, curly haired, fr. oulos, wooly, + thrix (trich ), hair] …   Medical dictionary

  • ulotrichous — adj. being of a people group having curly or woolly hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ulotrichous — ulot·ri·chous …   English syllables

  • ulotrichous — Having very wooly hair …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • ulotrichous — /juˈlɒtrəkəs/ (say yooh lotruhkuhs) adjective having woolly hair. {Greek oulo(s) curly + trichos haired} …  

  • ulotrichous —   a. having woolly hair.    ♦ ulotrichan, n. such person.    ♦ ulotrichy, n. such state …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ulotrichous — rə̇kəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Ulotrichi (plural) division of mankind having crisp or woolly hair (from Greek oulotrich , oulothrix having curly or woolly hair, from oulos curly, woolly + trich , thrix hair) + English ous; akin to Greek… …   Useful english dictionary

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