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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

A secondary sex characteristic that develops during puberty and consists of coarse hair that grows over the external male and female genitalia.
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You can avoid getting herpes or lower your risk of contracting it while observing pubic grooming - just don't have sexual intercourse for 24 hours after shaving or waxing your pubic hair.
class="MsoNormalWhatever you decide is right for your body, please do not remove your pubic hair for a visit to the gynaecologist.
We noticed that the women with vulvar dysplasia or cancer reported that they completely or partially shave their pubic hair more often and experienced recurrent inflammation.
With this in mind, we sought in the present research to test a possible link between heterosexual men's self-reported arousal in response to differing expanses of female pubic hair and their affective reactions to the prospect of an infertile female partner.
As a result of this case, the urologic nurses in our practice were reminded to stress the importance of sterile technique and trimming or shaving pubic hair to all patients practicing CIC or changing their own indwelling urinary catheters.
In line with fun alternatives, Long also demonstrates how to shape the pubic hair into simple designs.
He put his hands down his trousers, pulled out his own pubic hair and put it on his plate in Jamal's restaurant, on Corporation Road, Middlesbrough.
Dear Thando, Removing pubic hair is a personal preference.
It is also reported that removing or trimming pubic hair is an increasingly growing trend, with more than 80 per cent of American college students doing it.
Clinicians received standardized training and evaluated genital development, pubic hair growth, and testicular volume for these boys (aged 6-16 years).
Turns out, the other four women in the room, butches, femmes, and in-betweens, all removed at least some of their pubic hair, one way or another.
Parents may notice early breast development, pubic hair or menstruation in girls even as young as one or two.