The Integumentary, Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Hair follicles are located physically in the _________, but hair consists of ___________ cells.
|C||Subcutaneous layer; epidermal|
|D||Subcutaneous layer; dermal|
Hairs are composed of epithelial cells being pushed outward by a dividing lower layer, and the further they get from the nutrient supply they die and are keratinized. The follicle itself, however, is located physically in the dermis, where it is protected from bacterial infection, etc.