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fur

(fŭr),
1. The coat of soft, fine hair of some mammals.
2. A layer of epithelial debris and fungal elements on the dorsum of the tongue. It is related more to neglected oral hygiene than to an underlying disease process.
[M.E. furre, fr. O.Fr., fr. Germanic]

fur

doraphobia.

fur

(fûr)
n.
1. The thick coat of soft hair covering the skin of certain mammals.
2. A furlike coating: fur on the tongue.
tr.v. furred, furring, furs
To cover or coat as if with fur.

FUR

Abbreviation for:
ferric-uptake regulation
follow-up report
freed-up resources 
furosemide

fur

soft, fine hair growing thickly on the skin of animals, mainly mammals, associated with heat retention.

fur

short, very fine and soft hair. Valuable as pelts for use in cold climate and high fashion garments.

fur animal
animals bred or trapped in the wild for their pelts. Includes mink, sable, otter, lapin, ermine, marten.
fur ball
accumulations of fur, swallowed during the natural grooming procedures of cats, can be a cause of vomiting, enteritis and uncommonly intestinal obstruction. Most troublesome in longhaired cats and those with skin disease that prompts more grooming.
fur-bearing animal
see fur animal (above).
fur clipping
chewing of fur by captive mink rendering the pelt useless. A vice apparently caused by cage boredom.
fur mite
see lynxacarusradovsky.
fur seal alopecia
caused in captive seals by overgrooming, a displacement activity. Alopecia occurs on the head and the posterior body, the easiest places for the seal to scratch.
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The combination of trusted brands, cheap prices, and items described as 'faux' or '100% acrylic', means many people will be justifiably horrified to discover they've inadvertently bought animal fur.
Republicans, on the other hand, are more likely than Democrats to believe the death penalty is acceptable, as well as to support buying and wearing clothing made of animal fur and medical testing on animals.
Our findings have confirmed that it is crucial to study further the actual microbial environment within the animal fur to confirm these associations.
Animal fur, however, has a practical side - its warmth - and continues to be popular, says Dani Reiss, CEO of outerwear brand Canada Goose.
The bags of animal fur are placed in boxes and shipped through the Postal Service to an organization called Matter of Trust, which uses the hair for soaking up oil at spill sites.
They both returned covered with plant burrs (seed-sacs that cling to animal fur in order to travel to fertile new planting grounds).
Like their predecessors, Dodge's most recent canvases are composed of oddly stacked and structured lines and fat slabs of piled-up pigment, Again, the artist has used a palette knife to smear paint across his works' surfaces, creating patterns akin to animal fur, and left some blobs to sit like wads of chewing gum.
House dust, dust mites and animal fur can trigger symptoms.
Indochine was created to mimic the feel of animal fur, while the Domus rugs are hand-loomed using the contrasting textures of wool loops and polyester.
The segments stick to ones clothing and to animal fur.
These include heat, dust, stress, pollen, animal fur and contact with irritants such as soap, detergents, bubble baths and shower gels.
Some people recycle to the extreme and some people wear animal fur, it's a balance.