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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.


(mō-nil'ĕ-thriks), [MIM*158000, MIM*252200]
An autosomal dominant trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]


An inherited trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
Synonym(s): beaded hair, moniliform hair.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]


Raymond Jacques Adrien, French dermatologist, 1864-1938.
Sabouraud agar - a culture medium for fungi. Synonym(s): French proof agar
Sabouraud pastils - disks that undergo a color change when exposed to x-rays, previously used to indicate the administered dose.
Sabouraud syndrome - progressively thinning hair during first 2 months of life; may occur again in adult life. Synonym(s): beaded hair
Sabouraud-Noiré instrument - an obsolete device for measuring the quantity of x-rays.
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Like one of those tedious people who get obsessed with wherever they went on holiday and come back with a beaded hair wrap, saying hola all the time "by accident", going to Africa's opened Ewan's eyes.
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Cheryl installed him in a semi-detached home, cut off his long, beaded hair, put him in carpet slippers, presented him with a baby girl, went off sex, and, by her own admission became a dominating wife.
In her colourful shorts and beaded hair, she welcomes visitors into her allotment shed with all the pride of a suburban housewife inviting friends round for drinks - which indeed she does frequently.