cowlicks

All Noun
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  • Cowlicks appear when the growth direction of the hair forms a spiral pattern.
  • Both men and women have cowlicks, which can be covered by longer hair so the whorl is not visible.
  • Many people find cowlicks irritating as they often conflict with the desired hairstyle.
  • Cowlicks are more obvious in straight, thick hair.
  • Some of my private collection of cowlicks had begun to stand up in a way that invited adverse criticism and reminded people of sunbursts. Cited from Cobb's Anatomy, by Irvin S. Cobb
  • It was also covered by alt-country band The Cowlicks on their album Psychedelic Service Station.
  • Because its stems are weak, the wind and water action can bend the grass, creating the appearance of a field of tufts and cowlicks.
  • One study has found that horses can be shown to have left- or right-footed lateral motion from the direction of growth (clockwise or counterclockwise) of their cowlicks.
  • Hair whorls, also known as crowns, swirls, trichoglyphs, or cowlicks, can be either clockwise or counterclockwise in direction of growth.
  • Hair whorls in horses are also known as crowns, swirls, trichoglyphs, or cowlicks and can be either clockwise or counterclockwise in direction of growth.
  • Whorls, cowlicks, and irregularities of the scalp can be addressed by shear point tapering techniques.
  • This reduction in genetic diversity was correlated with defects that include lower sperm quality, abnormal testosterone levels, cowlicks, and kinked tails.
  • The most common varieties found in pet stores are the English shorthair (also known as the American), which have a short, smooth coat, and the Abyssinian, whose coat is ruffled with cowlicks, or rosettes.
  • In 2004, researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute showed that FZD6 controls hair patterning in mice, and its human homologue is understood to play a part in the formation of hair whorls and cowlicks.
Root form of cowlicks is cowlick for the noun.

Meaning of cowlicks

  • noun A tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat