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Limb hair

This is a limb hair. Notice that the medulla is discontinuous to trace with a granular appearance.

Limb Hairs:
· Diameter fine with little variation
· Gross appearance of hair is arc-like in shape
· Medulla is discontinuous to trace with a granular appearance
· Tips usually tapered, often blunt and abraded, rounded scale ends due to wear
· Soft texture

Image courtesy of Microscopy of Hair Part 1: A Practical Guide and Manual for Human Hairs; Forensic Science Communications.

 

 

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