hairlike hairlike adj. 1. shaped like a hair; long and slender.

Syn: capillary. [PJC]

2. long and slender with a very fine internal diameter.

Syn: capillary. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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