hypertrichosis

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hypertrichosis

a condition of excessive hairiness either all over the body or covering a particular part.
See also: Hair
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Where Edwards' approach is one of separating out the diverse cultural implications and disciplinary strands of a single text, Wiseman's method, in her study of the indeterminate position of the ape in Edward Tyson's Orang-Outang, sive Homo Sylvestris or the Anatomy of a Pygmie, involves a recuper ation of the neglected man-monkey myths in that work, an insistence on the relatedness of comparative anatomy and anthropological narrative, and a formulation of the potential transformability of individual creatures and social institutions.