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a bezoar composed of hair; hairball.
trichobezoar/tricho·be·zoar/ (-be´zor) a bezoar composed of hair.
trichobezoarBezoar, hairball Psychology A bolus of hair, usually found in the stomach of a person who may have “issues”. See Bezoar.
trichobezoarA ball of swallowed hair in the stomach or intestine, usually of a mentally retarded or psychotic person.
rounded masses of felted hairs caused by animals licking themselves. Common in cats ('hairballs'), particularly the longhaired varieties, in rabbits and in shaggy cattle wintered outdoors. Can cause pyloric or intestinal obstruction and in cats, occasional vomiting. A common finding in the abomasum of normal ruminants during abattoir slaughter.