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.
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.