hair root


The part of a hair that is embedded in a hair follicle.
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Examples from the Web for hair root

  • This feature is rather intensified by the deepness of the hair-root.

    Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
  • For Mwres there was no shaving to do: a skilful operator had long ago removed every hair-root from his face.

    Tales of Space and Time|Herbert George Wells