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hair

 [hār]
1. any thin, threadlike structure.
2. especially, the specialized epidermal structure produced only by mammals, developing from a papilla sunk in the corium. The life cycle of a hair (hair cycle) consists of three phases, called anagen, catagen, and telogen. Called also pilus.
Structure of hair and hair follicles. From Applegate, 2000.
3. the aggregate of such structures.
beaded hair hair marked with alternate swellings and constrictions; seen in monilethrix.
burrowing hair one that grows horizontally in the skin, causing a papule that may become infected; see also pili cuniculati, under pilus.
club hair a hair whose root is surrounded by a bulbous enlargement composed of keratinized cells, preliminary to normal loss of the hair from the follicle.
Frey's h's stiff hairs mounted in a handle; used for testing the sensitiveness of pressure points of the skin.
ingrown hair one that has curved and reentered the skin, causing a papule that may become infected. See also pili incarnati, under pilus.
lanugo hair the fine hair on the body of the fetus.
moniliform hair beaded hair.
pubic hair the hair on the external genitalia; called also pubes.
sensory h's hairlike projections on the surface of sensory epithelial cells.
tactile h's hairs sensitive to touch.
taste h's short hairlike processes projecting freely into the lumen of the pit of a taste bud from the peripheral ends of the taste cells.
terminal hair the coarse hair on various areas of the body during adult years.
twisted hair a hair that is twisted through an axis of 180 degrees at spaced intervals, being abnormally flattened at the site of twisting. See also pili torti, under pilus.

pubic hair

[TA]
the hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
Synonym(s): pubes (1) [TA]

pubic hair

[p(y)o̅o̅′bik]
Etymology: L, pubis + AS, haer
hair of the pubic region.

pubic hair

A secondary sex characteristic that develops during puberty and consists of coarse hair that grows over the external male and female genitalia.

pubic hair,

n hair in the pubic region; secondary sexual characteristic that develops during puberty.
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Thus, the impact of higher testosterone on women of reproductive age may serve as the biological basis for greater female pubic hair expanse to function as a visual infertility heuristic among male perceivers.
CARDSHARK: pubic hair is shorn to leave a playing-card design.
These men said they had not considered genital appearance as an issue, though one commented that the amount of pubic hair a woman has and the smell of her genitals did matter to him.
Results indicated that at age 3, 3% of AA girls and 1% of Caucasian girls showed breast and/or pubic hair development, with proportions increasing to 27.
Normal skin contact between the children and their father resulted in enough absorption of the testosterone by the children to cause their pubic hair growth and genital enlargement.
As important as her pubic hair may be to Bello, you get the nagging feeling while watching ``This Film Is Not Yet Rated'' that there are more important issues facing us today.
If the only sign of puberty is a small amount of breast tissue or pubic hair, the [physician could] observe it for 4-8 months before deciding if it is necessary to refer to a specialist.
Results indicated that at age three, 3% of AA girls and 1% of Caucasian girls showed breast and/or pubic hair development, with proportions increasing to 27.
But no, here the maze of reflections, planes, and frames of old turns itself into a completely unpassive labyrinth of limbs, faces, pubic hair, differently shaped breasts and bellies, of such restive variety and generosity that I am repeatedly struck by Friedlander's being the least gynophobic "male gaze" I've ever encountered.
Maybe because his pubic hair sticks out farther than his tiny dick?
Her pubic hair appeared to have been shaved or cut, and there were contusions and abrasions on her breasts.