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Medical Dictionary

hair

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noun, often attributive \ˈha(ə)r, ˈhe(ə)r\

Medical Definition of hair

  1. 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. 2:  the hairy covering of an animal or a body part; especially :  the coating of hairs on a human head

hairlike \-ˌlīk\play adjective


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