Definition of glabrous in English:

glabrous

adjective

technical
  • (chiefly of the skin or a leaf) free from hair or down; smooth.

    • ‘The essential oil from glabrous leaves consists mostly of a blend of several sesquiterpenes, of which germacrene-D and beta-caryophyllene are the major components.’
    • ‘Fruits of this species are glabrous achenes, with sepals modified into plumose bristles and are frequently wind-dispersed.’
    • ‘It was also noticed that many areas of the labellum surface, especially the median region, are glabrous and smooth.’
    • ‘There are two types of human skin - glabrous (without hair) and hair-bearing.’
    • ‘The regions of glabrous skin that have these epidermal ridges are especially richly supplied with cutaneous sensory nerves.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin glaber, glabr- hairless, smooth + -ous.

Pronunciation:

glabrous

/ˈɡlābrəs/