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psilosis

[ sahy-loh-sis ]
/ saɪˈloʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.
a falling out of the hair.
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Origin of psilosis

1835–45; <New Latin <Greek psī́lōsis literally, a stripping bare, equivalent to psīlō-, variant stem of psīloûn to strip (derivative of psīlós bare, smooth) + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM psilosis

psi·lot·ic [sahy-lot-ik, -loh-tik], /saɪˈlɒt ɪk, -ˈloʊ tɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for psilosis

psilosis
[ sī-lōsĭs ]

n.
The falling out of hair.
sprue
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