Cuticle of hair | definition of cuticle of hair by Medical dictionary
cuticula pili (redirected from cuticle of hair)
a layer of overlapping shinglelike cells that invest the hair cortex and serve to enclose the cortical cells of the hair and lock the hair shaft in its follicle.
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Age changes in head hair from birth to maturity: Refractive index and birefringence of the cuticle of hair
of children, American Journal of Physical Anthropology (1954) 12:85-114.