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Human hair versus Animal hair

HUMAN HAIR

Fine, thin.

ANIMAL HAIR

Coarse, thick.

Cuticular scales are short, broad and not continuous.

Cuticular scales are very large, step like projections.

Cortex thick (4-10 times as broad as medulla).

Cortex thin (twice the medulla)

Pigment more towards periphery.

Central medulla rich with pigment.

Medulla thin, fragmented and may be absent. Medullary index < 0.3

Medulla broad, continuous and always present. Medullary index > 0.5

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