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pilonidal

[ pahy-luh-nahyd-l ]
/ ˌpaɪ ləˈnaɪd l /
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adjective Pathology.
noting or pertaining to a growth of hair in a dermoid cyst or in the deeper layers of the skin.
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Origin of pilonidal

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at pile3, -o-, nidus, -al1
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