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guard hair

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Definition of guard hair in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Long, coarse hair forming an animal’s outer fur.
Example sentences
  • Incorporated into this mass was a considerable amount of grass and animal hair, including a lone crimped guard hair of a deer or elk.
  • The fur is composed of short, soft underfur covered by shiny guard hair.
  • Perry Sumner, a biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, said it's likely a red fox with a rare genetic condition known as Sampson, an abnormality in which the animal lacks a layer of fur called guard hair.

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