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twisted hairs

twisted hairs in Medicine

twisted hairs twist·ed hairs (twĭs'tĭd)
A condition in which the hair shafts are twisted as a result of distortion of the follicles, as from a scarring inflammatory process or mechanical stress. Also called pili torti.

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  • These are bent over and drawn towards each other by a thin wire or the twisted hairs from a horse's tail.

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  • I am content that the Miss Betty understand you and you tell her all things, and she is like the ferry with the twisted hairs.

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    Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
  • Frazier who had permission to visit the twisted hairs Lodge at the distance of ten or twelve miles did not return this evening-.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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