I am not making this up. The word of the day on my word-of-the-day app is, indeed, glabrous*. Not only do I love-love-love new words, but check out this word map…
I am just fascinated by this. So fascianted, in fact, that I just may pull all of my hair out and become glabrous. Won’t that be glamorous? I’ll be a glamorous glabrous gal. I crack myself up…
*Note–Glabrous does not appear to be in the spell-check dictionary. I worried briefly that someone is fooling me into thinking this is a word, so I checked. I’m a little sad that it is pronounced GLAY-brous*. This does not rhyme with glamorous. Aw well.
*Note-Within-a-Note–I had the same disappointment when I found out the word “wizened” is not pronounced WIZ-end. My pronunciation just seems to fit the definition so much better. I’n still recovering from the disappointment.
“Wounds that involve the glabrous surface of the hand ideally are replaced with skin that possesses the same characteristics as the adjacent skin.” — From Thomas R. Hunt’s 2010 book