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Pronunciation: mo-nil'e-thriks

Definition: An autosomal dominant trichodystrophy in which brittle hairs show a series of constrictions, usually without a medulla.

Synonym(s): beaded hair, moniliform hair

[L. monile, necklace, + G. thrix, hair]

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