glabrous skin


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Related to glabrous skin: Pacinian corpuscle, Nociception, kerion, Meissner's corpuscle, Merkel cell

gla·brous skin

skin that is normally devoid of hair.

glabrous skin

[glā′brəs]
Etymology: L, glaber, smooth; AS, scinn
smooth, hairless skin.

glabrous skin

Skin that does not contain hair follicles, such as that over the palms and soles.
See also: skin
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The last fifty years or so have seen some resurgence in the normativity and popularity of glabrousness but, while the incremental diminution of hemlines in women's everyday fashion and beach attire has had a part to play, the function of glabrous skin as a signifier of high status and personal integrity has not been forgotten.