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Medical Term:

hair cast


Definition: a cast composed of parakeratotic scales attached to scalp hair but freely movable up and down the hair shaft; found in scaling dermatitis of the scalp, including dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.

Synonym(s): pseudonit

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