trichoptilosis


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trichoptilosis

 [trik″op-tĭ-lo´sis]
splitting of hairs at the end.
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trich·o·pti·lo·sis

(trik'ō-ti-lō'sis, tri-kop-ti-lō'sis),
A condition of splitting of the shaft of the hair, giving it a feathery appearance.
[tricho- + G. ptilōsis, plumage, + -osis, condition]
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trich·op·ti·lo·sis

(tri-kop'ti-lō'sis)
A condition of splitting of the shaft of the hair, giving it a feathery appearance.
[tricho- + G. ptilōsis, plumage, + -osis, condition]
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The hair samples also showed variation, with some hairs showing one half of an area of trichorrhexis at one end and trichoptilosis with widely splayed fibres and simple knots.
Trichoptilosis is a disease condition characterized by longitudinal splitting or fraying of the hair shaft.
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