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whitehead

[ hwahyt-hed, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌhɛd, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun
a small pimple having a white or yellowish head; milium.
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Origin of whitehead

First recorded in 1930–35; white + head

Other definitions for whitehead (2 of 2)

Whitehead
[ hwahyt-hed, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌhɛd, ˈwaɪt- /

noun
Alfred North, 1861–1947, English philosopher and mathematician, in the U.S. after 1924.
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British Dictionary definitions for whitehead

Whitehead
/ (ˈwaɪtˌhɛd) /

noun
Alfred North. 1861–1947, English mathematician and philosopher, who collaborated with Bertrand Russell in writing Principia Mathematica (1910–13), and developed a holistic philosophy of science, chiefly in Process and Reality (1929)
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Medical definitions for whitehead

whitehead
[ wīthĕd′ ]

n.
A tiny epidermal cystlike mass with a narrow or obstructed opening on the skin surface, which may rupture, caused by the retention of secretions of a sebaceous gland.closed comedo
milium
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