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grayness or whiteness of the scalp hair, especially as associated with aging. See also leukotrichia and poliosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Graying of hair.
See also: poliosis.
[L., fr. canus, hoary, gray]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Graying of hair.
[L., fr. canus, hoary, gray]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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With age, the cells in hair follicles stop producing these pigments and the resulting hairs are colourless (canities subita).
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Cutaneous changes like atrophy, loss of subcutaneous fat, wrinkling, canities, loss of hair, defective pigmentation, sclerosis and ulceration.