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Pronunciation: trik'o-fol-ik'yu-lo'ma

Definition: A usually solitary tumor or hamartoma in which multiple abortive hair follicles open into a central cyst or space opening on the skin surface.

[tricho- + L. folliculus, fountain, spring, + G. -oma, tumor]

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