What is hair?

  • (noun): Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
    Example: "There is a hair in my soup"
    Synonyms: pilus
    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
... There was another scandal when, 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 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 ... Several alternative medicine fields also use various hair analyses for environmental toxicology but these uses are controversial, evolving and not standardized ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... religions, both ancient and contemporary, require or advise one to allow their hair to become dreadlocks, though people also wear them for fashion ...

More definitions of "hair":

  • (noun): Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.
    Synonyms: haircloth
  • (noun): A filamentous projection or process on an organism.
  • (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:

    Art thou some god, some angel, or some devil,
    That mak’st my blood cold, and my hair to stare?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    With girls, everything looks great on the surface. But beware of drawers that won’t open. They contain a three-month supply of dirty underwear, unwashed hose, and rubber bands with blobs of hair in them.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    She winks a feeble eye,
    She smiles into corners.
    She smooths the hair of the grass.
    The moon has lost her memory.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)