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dander

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noun dan·der \ˈdan-dər\

Definition of dander

  1. 1 :  dandruff; specifically :  minute scales from hair, feathers, or skin that may be allergenic

  2. 2 :  anger, temper <now don't get your dander up>



Origin of dander

alteration of dandruff


First Known Use: 1786



DANDER Defined for Kids

dander

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noun dan·der \ˈdan-dər\

Definition of dander

  1. 1 :  tiny scales from hair, feathers, or skin that may cause allergic reactions

  2. 2 :  2anger <The insults got my dander up.>




Medical Dictionary

dander

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noun dan·der \ˈdan-dər\

Medical Definition of dander

  1. :  dandruff; specifically :  minute scales from hair, feathers, or skin that may act as allergens




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