the condition in which the hairs are split and feather-like.
trichorrhexis nodo´sa a condition marked by fracture and splitting of the cortex of a hair into strands, giving the appearance of white nodes at which the hair is easily broken. Called also bamboo hair.
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trich·or·rhex·is no·do·sa

(trik'ō-rek'sis nō-dō'să)
A congenital or acquired condition in which minute nodes are formed in the hair shafts; splitting and breaking, complete or incomplete, may occur at these nodes.
Synonym(s): clastothrix, trichoclasia, trichoclasis.
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