A bud-like thickening in the epidermis consisting of elongated keratinocytes, which at the distal end are in touch with numerous aggregated specialized dermal fibroblasts, the dermal condensate. [ https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.12.005 ]

Synonyms: hair placode

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An hair follicle placode is a thickening of the ectoderm that will give rise to the hair follicle bud[GO].

has narrow synonym

vibrissa placode

has related synonym

hair gem

hair germ

hair peg