cuticula pili

(redirected from cuticle of hair)

cu·tic·u·la pi·'li

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.
Synonym(s): cuticle of hair
References in periodicals archive ?
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.