monilethrix

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monilethrix

 [mo-nil´ĕ-thriks]
a hereditary condition in which the hair is brittle and beaded.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mo·nil·e·thrix

(mō-nil'ĕ-thriks), [MIM*158000, MIM*252200]
An autosomal dominant trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]
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monilethrix

Beaded hair disease An AD condition characterized by short brittle, beaded hair that may evolve to alopecia, accompanied by cataract formation
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mo·nil·e·thrix

(mō-nil'ě-thriks)
An inherited trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.
Synonym(s): beaded hair, moniliform hair.
[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012