underhair


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underhair

(ŭn′dər-hâr′)
n.
A covering of soft downy hairs lying underneath the outer hairs of an animal's coat; an undercoat.
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In general, fruits remain better attached to animals with long, thick underhairs and lacking stiff guard hairs (e.g., raccoon).