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Pubescent, when the antenn are clothed with uniform short hairs.

Pubescent: downy: clothed with soft, short, fine, closely set hair.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, a back-formation from pubescence, or else from French pubescent (early 16c.) or directly from Latin pubescentem (nominative pubescens), present participle of pubescere "to reach puberty" (see pubescence).

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