underfur


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un·der·fur

 (ŭn′dər-fûr′)
n.
The soft, fine undercoat of certain mammals, such as otters, beavers, and seals.

underfur

(ˈʌndəˌfɜː)
n
(Zoology) the layer of dense soft fur occurring beneath the outer coarser fur in certain mammals, such as the otter and seal. Also called: undercoat

un•der•fur

(ˈʌn dərˌfɜr)

n.
the soft, thick undercoat of fur animals, as the seal and beaver.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underfur - thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hairunderfur - thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
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There's a seal that's distinctive: a female whose dark spots on paler underfur look, on her left neck, like San Juan Island.
They are marked by their dense underfur, which made them a long-time object of commercial hunting.
Preserved in the fossil is a clear halo of guard hairs and underfur residue, making Megaconus only the second known pre-mammalian fossil with fur.