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dandruff

Pronunciation: dan'druf

Definition: The presence, in varying amounts, of white or gray scales in the hair of the scalp, due to excessive or normal branny exfoliation of the epidermis.

Synonym(s): pityriasis capitis, scurf, seborrhea sicca2

See Also: seborrheic dermatitis

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