Root of the hair

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Root of the hair
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Section of skin, showing the epidermis and dermis; a hair in its follicle; the Arrector pili muscle; sebaceous glands.
Latin radix pili
Gray's subject #234 1067
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12687998

The root of the hair ends in an enlargement, the hair bulb, which is whiter in color and softer in texture than the shaft, and is lodged in a follicular involution of the epidermis called the hair follicle.


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