[ trik-uh-til-uh-mey-nee-uh ]
/ ˌtrɪk əˌtɪl əˈmeɪ ni ə /

noun Psychiatry.

a compulsion to pull out one's hair.

Origin of trichotillomania

1900–05; tricho- + Greek tíll(ein) to pluck, pull out + -o- + -mania Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for trichotillomania

[ trĭk′ō-tĭl′ə-mānē-ə, -mānyə ]


A compulsion to pull out one's own hair.
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