193. Hair


See also 33. BALDNESS ; 37. BEARDS

alopecia
1. a loss of hair, feathers, or wool.
2. baldness. — alopecic, adj.
chaetophobia
an abnormal fear of hair.
crinosity
the state of being hairy. — crinous, adj.
electrology
the use of electrolysis for removing moles, warts, or excess hair. — electrologist, n.
hirsutism
1. a condition of shaggy hairiness.
2. Biology. the state of being covered “with long, stiff hairs. — hirsute, adj.
hispidity
the state or quality of being covered with small spines or bristles. — hispid, adj.
hypertrichosis
a condition of excessive hairiness either all over the body or covering a particular part.
Leiotrichi
people with smooth hair; a division of mankind characterized by people with such hair. Cf. Ulotrichi. Leiotrichan, adj.
madarosis
the loss of hair, especially of the eyelashes, as a result of disease.
madisterium
a surgical instrument for pulling out hairs.
melanosity
darkness or blackness of eyes, hair, or complexion.
pilosism, pilosity
an excessive hairiness; furriness. — pilose, adj.
psilosis
falling out of the hair.
schizotrichia
a condition of splitting of the hair.
tonsure
1. the act or process of cutting the hair, especially as a religious rite or custom.
2. the shaved part of the head, usually the crown, of a member of a religious order. — tonsorial, adj.
trichiasis
a condition in which the hair grows inward, especially the eyelashes.
trichoanesthesia
Medicine. a loss of hair sensibility.
trichobezoar
a hairball.
trichoclasia
a condition of extreme brittleness of the hair, often following an illness.
trichology
Medicine. the scientific study of hair and its diseases. — trichologist, n.
trichoma
a condition of the hair in which it is matted or crusted.
trichomania
an obsession with hair.
trichomycosis
any disease of the hair caused by a fungus.
trichopathy
Medicine. any disease of the hair. — trichopathic, adj.
trichophagy
the practice of eating hair.
trichorrhexomania
a mania for pinching off one’s hair.
trichosis
1. Medicine. any disease or abnormal growth of the hair.
2. a heavy growth of hair.
trichotillomania
Medicine. an abnormal desire to pull out one’s own hair, especially by delirious patients. Also called trichologia.
Ulotrichi
people with woolly, tightly curled, or crisp hair; a division of mankind characterized by people with such hair. Cf. Leiotrichi. ulotrichous, adj.
villosity
the condition or quality of being covered with long, soft hairs, as certain plants, or hairlike appendages, as certain of the membranes of the body. — villous, adj.
xanthochroid
a person with light-colored hair and fair complexion. — xanthochroid, xanthochroous, adj.

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