guard hair


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guard hair

n.
Any of the long coarse hairs forming a layer that covers and protects the soft underfur of certain mammals.

guard hair

n
(Zoology) any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur

guard′ hair`


n.
the long, usu. stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guard hair - coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
Translations
poil de garde
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The coarse guard hair that grows naturally among the soft fur is removed by hand in an ancient technique, and the delicate fibers are then hand washed and air-dried to preserve the extraordinary qualities of the soft fiber.
The fibre data including combed cashmere weight, cashmere fibre length and guard hair length, were collected from farm records.
The bundle most often consists of a long and stiff guard hair and several under hairs with a finer texture.
Follicles from four underfur hairs contain about the same amount of DNA as one guard hair and were included in Category classification assignments.
Dogs have single and compound hair follicles; a central follicle that produces the primary hair or guard hair may have two or more lateral follicles that produce 5 to 25 secondary hairs each.
While it is true that the classic llama has a two-coated fleece with coarse guard hair and a fine underfiber, many breeders are breeding for a one-coated animal which is as fine or finer than alpaca fiber.
McLean offers two tying tips for using porcupine guard hair.
Envision great cats slinking through forest shadows; think of migrating caribou tracking across rolling tundras; imagine hump-shouldered bears splashing after silver fish that dart through icy pools; picture shaggy muskoxen pawing for grasses buried beneath drifting snow while an Arctic wind riffles the beasts' long guard hair.
The distal row is flanked on either side by a guard hair; these are flanked in turn by one or two companion hairs; an asymmetric hair is irregularly found between aesthetasc and guard hairs on the lateral side; and a plumose hair can be found in the same position on the medial side.
The guard hair type was GH2, in which the shield and shaft usually form an angle with eachother.
Early roaches were made of graduated lengths of porcupine guard hair or turkey beard and decorated with an outer row of deer tail hair that was typically white or dyed red.
On a mature male's face, guard hair can touch the ground, giving them a wild and woolly look.