trichorrhexis

trichorrhexis

 [trik″o-rek´sis]
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.

trich·or·rhex·is

(trik'ō-rek'sis),
A condition in which the hairs tend to readily break or split.
[tricho- + G. rhēxis, a breaking]

trichorrhexis

/trich·or·rhex·is/ (-rek´sis) the condition in which the hairs break.
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.

trich·or·rhex·is

(trik'ō-rek'sis)
A condition in which the hairs tend to break or split.
[tricho- + G. rhēxis, a breaking]

trichorrhexis

the condition in which the hairs are split and feather-like.

trichorrhexis nodosa
structural abnormalities of the hair shaft result in breakage and hypotrichosis; seen in horses, dogs and humans. Physical or chemical damage to the hair is usually responsible.