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hair bulb

hair bulb in Medicine

hair bulb n.
The lower expanded extremity of a hair that fits like a cap over the hair papilla at the bottom of the hair follicle.

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  • Around each papilla is a bulbous expansion, the hair bulb, from which the hair begins to grow.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

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