psilosis

[ sahy-loh-sis ]
/ saɪˈloʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a falling out of the hair.

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

Related forms

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