Glabrous vs Glabrescent - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between glabrous and glabrescent
is that glabrous
is smooth, hairless; bald while glabrescent
is becoming glabrous, hairless, or smooth; glabrate.
Smooth, hairless; bald.
* 1973 , (w, Patrick O'Brian), :
*:‘I am bound by precendent,’ said the First Lord, turning a vast glabrous expressionless face from Harte to Sir Joseph.
*1974 , (Guy Davenport), :
*:Adriaan rose, pulling out his limbering glabrous cock, his eyes happy.
*1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 143:
*:The glabrous old head cranks round on him, stiff and slow, until the clouded eyes draw level with his own.
Becoming glabrous, hairless, or smooth; glabrate.