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What is the difference between fur and hair?

September 21, 2009

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Fur and hair are really the same in terms of their chemistry, but the term fur tends to be used for nonhuman mammals, while hair tends to be used for humans. The exception is that hair that is coarse and/or sparse on animals, such as pigs, elephants, and some dog species, is often referred to as hair. (Full article: 296 words)

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