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hair

noun, often attributive \ˈher\

: a thin threadlike growth from the skin of a person or animal

: a covering or growth of hairs

: the covering of hairs on a person's head

Full Definition of HAIR

1
a :  a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal; especially :  one of the usually pigmented filaments that form the characteristic coat of a mammal
b :  the hairy covering of an animal or a body part; especially :  the coating of hairs on a human head
2
:  haircloth
3
a :  a minute distance or amount <won by a hair>
b :  a precise degree <aligned to a hair>
4
obsolete :  nature, character
5
:  a filamentous structure that resembles hair <leaf hair>
hair·less adjective
hair·less·ness noun
hair·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
in one's hair
:  persistently and annoyingly in one's presence <can't work with you in my hair all day>
out of one's hair
:  out of one's way :  not in one's hair <keep the children out of his hair for a while>

Examples of HAIR

  1. He plucked a hair from his arm.
  2. There are dog hairs all over my coat.
  3. The hair on her arms is blond.
  4. He has a lot of hair on his chest.
  5. He got his hair cut last week.
  6. He has a thick head of hair.
  7. a balding man who is losing his hair
  8. He won the race by a hair.
  9. He was a hair off on the count.

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Origin of HAIR

Middle English, from Old English ̄r; akin to Old High German hār hair
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

hair

noun , often attrib \ˈha(ə)r, ˈhe(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAIR

1
:  a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal; especially :  one of the usually pigmented filaments that form the characteristic coat of a mammal
2
:  the hairy covering of an animal or a body part; especially :  the coating of hairs on a human head
hair·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

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