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:

Takarazuka Revue - Influence - Takarazuka and Homosexuality in Japanese Society
... for 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 ... 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 appropriately ... ancient and contemporary, require or advise one to allow their hair to become dreadlocks, though people also wear them for fashion ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "hair":

  • (noun): A filamentous projection or process on an organism.
  • (noun): Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
    Example: "There is a hair in my soup"
    Synonyms: pilus
  • (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): Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant.
    Synonyms: fuzz, tomentum

Famous quotes containing the word hair:

    People get real comfortable with their features. Nobody gets comfortable with their hair. Hair trauma. It’s the universal thing.
    Jamie Lee Curtis (b. 1958)

    While my hair was still cut straight across my forehead
    I played about the front gate, pulling flowers.
    You came by on bamboo stilts, playing horse,
    You walked about my seat, playing with blue plums.
    Li Po (701–762)

    Fair maid, white and red,
    Comb me smooth, and stroke my head;
    And every hair a sheave shall be,
    And every sheave a golden tree.
    George Peele (1559–1596)