Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hair

Filament-like outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of cornified epidermal cells. True hair is present only in mammals. Hair functions as insulation in most mammals, as well as serving as camouflage and providing social cues. In humans, hair now has a pre-dominantly social function.

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