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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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Cap: Circular, convex to planar, 6-8 cm across, yellowish-brown to soot-brown due to many small brown patches of appressed tufts of fibrils; dry, velvety to scurfy to the touch.
Plus that he has plans to come see his young cousin and her mom in this scurfy moated half-a-house again.
From Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories' by Ruth Rendell (Hutchinson, pounds 15.
A good all-over scrub removes the scurfy stuff, as well as stimulating the lower levels of the skin to produce new, fresh cells.
Infestation is characterized by scurfy skin, loss of vitality, scratching or rubbing, and raw spots on the skin.
They will then spend their whole lives scratching and nibbling at their irritated skin and develop large, bald, scurfy areas of dermatitis.