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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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Black scurf disease severity and incidence was expressed as Black Scurf Disease Index (BSDI) and was calculated with following formula;
Reduced black scurf disease index compared to control together with maximum germination and yield of potato has been reported by seed treatment with T.
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A Scurf Ring (Figure 19) can indicate reduced integumentary function based on the degree of darkness.
It's one of those names that conjures up images of crooked yellowing teeth, creased chalks tripe suit, scurf on the shoulders -- and halitosis.
Even my wife lost patience after I unleashed an avalanche of scalp scurf all over her party frock.
The Bishop stood in the doorway of his church, lost in thought, looking at the line of black footprints his departing visitor had left in the wet scurf of snow.
The new system can be applied to peeled or unpeeled potatoes and can identify faults such as light green and silver scurf with greater accuracy than is currently possible.
The Democrats' banking and currency policies of the 1830s and 1840s, together with their continuing tolerance toward dissenters from religious orthodoxy, led many Methodists to see them, in William Crane's words, as "the moral dregs, and scurf, and pollution of the land.
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?