What is hair?

  • (noun): Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.
    Synonyms: haircloth
    See also — Additional definitions below

Hair

Hair is a filamentous biomaterial, that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals.

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Some articles on hair:

Hair Analysis
... Hair analysis may refer to the chemical analysis of a hair sample, but can also refer to microscopic analysis or comparison ... Chemical hair analysis may be considered for retrospective purposes when blood and urine are no longer expected to contain a particular contaminant, typically a year or less ... Several alternative medicine fields also use various hair analyses for environmental toxicology but these uses are controversial, evolving and not standardized ...
Takarazuka Revue - Influence - Takarazuka and Homosexuality in Japanese Society
... the first time, one of the otokoyaku cut her hair short (previously all of the actresses had their hair long and the otokoyaku simply hid their hair under hats) ...
Hair - Social Role - Religious Practices
... Women's hair may be hidden using headscarves, a common part of the hijab in Islam and a symbol of modesty required for certain religious rituals in Orthodox Christianity ... Sikhs have an obligation not to cut hair (a Sikh cutting hair becomes 'apostate' which means fallen from religion) and men keep it tied in a bun on the head, which is then covered ... ancient and contemporary, require or advise one to allow their hair to become dreadlocks, though people also wear them for fashion ...
Drug Test - Types - Hair Testing
... Hair analysis to detect drugs of abuse has been used by court systems in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries worldwide ... In the United States, hair testing has been accepted in court cases as forensic evidence following the Frye Rule, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Daubert Rule ... As such, hair testing results are legally and scientifically recognized as admissible evidence ...
Maiko - Appearance
... Hair style Maiko's hairstyle is called nihongami (Japanese traditional hairstyle from Edo period.) They arrange their hairstyle with their own hair ... Maiko put kanzashi (Japanese traditional hair accessories) on their hair with seasonal flowers ...

More definitions of "hair":

  • (noun): Dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss.
    Example: "He combed his hair"
  • (noun): A filamentous projection or process on an organism.
  • (noun): Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant.
    Synonyms: fuzz, tomentum
  • (noun): Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
    Example: "There is a hair in my soup"
    Synonyms: pilus

Famous quotes containing the word hair:

    A woman drew her long black hair out tight
    And fiddled whisper music on those strings
    And bats with baby faces in the violet light
    Whistled, and beat their wings
    And crawled head downward down a blackened wall....
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    The dead fed you
    Amid the slant stones of graveyards.
    Pale ghosts who planted you
    Came in the night-time
    And let their thin hair blow through your clustered stems.
    Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

    Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
    Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
    Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
    Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
    Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;
    Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)