canities

[ kə-nĭshē-ēz′ ]

n.

The diminishing of pigment in hair producing a range of colors from normal to white that is perceived as gray.

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Example sentences from the Web for canities

  • It is common to advancing years (canities senilis); it is seen also exceptionally in early life (canities præmatura).

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