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Integumentary System

Hair

What are the three major types of hairs?

The three major types of hairs associated with the integumentary system are:

Vellus hairs—These are the “peach fuzz” hairs found over much of the body.

Terminal hairs—The thick, more deeply pigmented, and sometimes curly hairs that include the hair on the head, eyelashes, eyebrows, and pubic hair.

Intermediate hairs—Those hairs that change in their distribution and include the hair on the arms and legs.



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