[hur-soo-tiz-uh m, hur-soo-tiz-]

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessive hairiness, especially in women.

Origin of hirsutism

First recorded in 1925–30; hirsute + -ism
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Word Origin and History for hirsutism

1927, from hirsute + -ism.

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hirsutism in Medicine


[hûrsōō-tĭz′əm, hîr-, hər-sōō-]


The presence of excessive body and facial hair, especially in women.
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