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Medical Term:

trichostasis spinulosa

Pronunciation: tri-kos'ta-sis spi'nyu-lo'sa


A condition in which hair follicles are blocked with a keratin plug containing multiple vellous hairs forming pruritic papules.

[tricho- + G. stasis, a standing; L. spinulosus, thorny]

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