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Pronunciation: trik'o-dis'tro-fe

Definition: Defective nutrition or growth of hair, often culminating in alopecia. May be acquired or congenital; the latter often with metabolic or other birth defects.

[tricho- + G. prefix dys-, abnormal, + trophe, growth]

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