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dan·druff

(dan'drŭf),
The presence, in varying amounts, of white or gray scales in the hair of the scalp, due to excessive or normal branny exfoliation of the epidermis.
See also: seborrheic dermatitis.

scurf

(skûrf)
n.
1. Scaly dry skin that has been exfoliated, such as dandruff.
2. A loose scaly crust coating a surface, especially of a plant.
3. Any of several fungal diseases of plants characterized by scaly lesions especially on underground parts, such as the tubers of potatoes.

scurf′i·ness n.
scurf′y adj.

dan·druff

(dan'drŭf)
The presence, in varying amounts, of white or gray scales in the hair of the scalp, due to exfoliation of the epidermis.
See also: seborrheic dermatitis
Synonym(s): scurf, seborrhea sicca (2) .

scurf

An exaggerated loss (desquamation) of the surface layers of the EPIDERMIS of the skin, especially from the scalp. Dandruff.

scurf

loose, dry scales on the haircoat and skin. May be a sign of dry skin or associated with a variety of skin diseases. See also pityriasis.
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A Scurf Ring (Figure 19) can indicate reduced integumentary function based on the degree of darkness.
QMY cockatiel moults a great deal and has lots of white scurf on her skin.
Scab-picking old scab: why should we be salted with the scurf of his sores?
Bundled leaves of silvery scurf pea (Psoralea argophylla), tied with a split yucca leaf, could have been used as a deodorant.
acaru dandruff, scurf; in sheep and goats, akir a kind of scurf, Ka.
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The BlephEx (pictured) is a patented hand instrument which is used to precisely and carefully spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of the eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris.
They also examined the effectiveness of biological soil amendments, such as compost tea (compost steeped in water) and cover crops of winter rye, against various types of scab, black scurf, and other potato diseases.
The secretory epidermal cells of the gland are densely staining, anticlinally elongate, have a thick cuticle, and scales, scurf and trichomes are absent; (2) subjacent to the epidermis there is a subepidermal zone of a few to several layers of larger more highly vacuolated parenchyma cells; and (3) subjacent to this latter zone is an inner zone of parenchyma and an interruption of the fibrous hypodermal zone (except for Type III) characteristic of adjacent areas of the pinna axis and rachis.
A scurf of dirty snow clung to the gutters, soaking through the duct tape patching the soles of my thrift-store high heels.
My head gets washed only every three weeks as I find too much soap causes scurf in the head and makes the hair brittle.