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A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; for example, in inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye.
[trich- + G. -iasis, condition]
trichoma(1) Polish plait, see there.
(2) Trichiasis, see there.
trichoma(trik-o'ma) [Gr., hairiness]
1. Inversion of one or more eyelashes. Synonym: entropion
2. Matted, verminous, encrusted state of the hair.