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hair

(hār), [TA]
1. One of the fine, keratinized filamentous epidermal growths arising from the skin of the body of mammals except the palms, soles, and flexor surfaces of the joints; the full length and texture of hair varies markedly in different body sites. Synonym(s): pilus (1) [TA]
2. One of the fine, hairlike processes of the auditory cells of the labyrinth, and of other sensory cells, called auditory hair, sensory hair, etc.
Synonym(s): thrix [TA]
[A.S. haer]

hair

trichophobia, trichopathophobia.

hair

(hār) [TA]
1. One of the fine, keratinized filamentous epidermal growths arising from the skin of the body of mammals except the palms, soles, and flexor surfaces of the joints; the full length and texture of hair varies markedly in different body sites.
2. One of the fine, hairlike processes of the auditory cells of the labyrinth, and of other sensory cells, called auditory hair, sensory hair, and other types.
Synonym(s): thrix.
[A.S. haer]
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From the Greek thrix, trichos, hair, and kline, bed in reference to the fimbriate receptacle.
Erysipeloid is a disease of traumatized skin consisting of fever, vesicles of the hands and feet, and inflammation of the mucous membranes caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (from the Greek words erythros for red, pella for skin, thrix for hair).