monilethrix


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monilethrix

 [mo-nil´ĕ-thriks]
a hereditary condition in which the hair is brittle and beaded.

mo·nil·e·thrix

(mō-nil'ĕ-thriks), [MIM*158000, MIM*252200]
An autosomal dominant trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]

monilethrix

/mo·nil·e·thrix/ (mo-nil´ĕ-thriks) a hereditary condition in which the hairs exhibit marked multiple constrictions, giving a beading effect, and are very brittle.

monilethrix

[mōnil′əthriks]
Etymology: L. monile necklace; Gk, thrix, hair
an autosomal-dominant condition in which the hairs exhibit multiple constrictions, with a beading effect, and are brittle, rarely reaching an inch in length before breaking.
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Monilethrix

monilethrix

Beaded hair disease An AD condition characterized by short brittle, beaded hair that may evolve to alopecia, accompanied by cataract formation

mo·nil·e·thrix

(mō-nil'ě-thriks)
An inherited trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
Synonym(s): beaded hair, moniliform hair.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]