pilo-, pil-, pili- +
Don't confuse the words in this pilo-, pil- group with the pil- or "plunder, heap up" unit.
2. Regarding something that has many filaments that resemble a hair or thread: The fake für collar on Barbara's jacket was quite capillaceous and so very soft and smooth!
2. Involving or relating to capillary action.
3. Resembling hair; as fine and slender as a hair.
2. Etymology: from Latin catta pilosa, "hairy cat".
Literally, "a hairy she-cat", the word being derived from Old (North) French catte (French chatte, "she-cat") and pelue, "hairy".
2. A depilatory agent or substance; a preparation to remove (growing) hair.
It is present in varying numbers in different parts of the body surface but it is absent in others; such as, the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, glans penis, inner surfaces of clitoris, and labia minora. It also varies in length, thickness, color, shape, and waviness in different parts of the body and in different individuals.
2. To pull out or to eradicate hair.
It is a combination of: flocci, a "tuft of wool"; plus nauci from naucum, "a trifling thing, worthless" plus nihili from Latin nihil, "nothing" plus pili, the plural of pilus, a "hair" or "trifle"; plus the suffix -fication, to make the combination a noun.
Listed in the well-known Eton Latin Grammar of Eton College in the UK.
The Oxford English Dictionary shows the first use of the word by William Shetstone in 1777: "I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money."
2. Collectively the hair of the entire body.
2. Covered with hairs; especially, fine soft ones.
Links to other hair-related units: alopec-; barba-; Beards; capillaro-; chaeto-; cirro-; coife; crino-; Hair & Beard Styles; hirsute; pogo-; tricho-; villi-.