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psilosis (n.)

"loss of hair through disease," 1837, medical Latin, from Greek psilosis "a stripping of hair," from psiloun "to strip of hair," from psilos "bare" (see psilo-).

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Definitions of psilosis from WordNet

psilosis (n.)
a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation;
Synonyms: sprue / tropical sprue
psilosis (n.)
falling out of hair;
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