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hairball

 [hār´bawl]
trichobezoar; a concretion of hair sometimes found in the stomach or intestines of humans or other animals.

hairball

(hâr′bôl′)
n.
A small mass of hair in the stomach or intestine of an animal, such as a cat, that is accumulated when the animal swallows hair while licking its coat.
A mass of foreign material in the stomach—food, mucus, vegetable fiber, hair, or other indigestible material—facilitated by partial or complete gastrectomy, as acid hydrolysis of gastric content is decreased; the mass is more easily palpable in trichobezoars than in phytobezoars

hairball

See BEZOAR.

hairball

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