Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pilus

2 senses of pilus

Sense 1
hair, pilus -- (any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup")
       => filament, filum -- (a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells))

Sense 2
pilus -- (hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism)
       => hair -- (a filamentous projection or process on an organism)

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