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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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