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dandruff

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noun dan·druff \ˈdan-drəf\

Simple Definition of dandruff

  • : very small white pieces of dead skin that form especially on a person's head

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dandruff

  1. :  scaly white or grayish flakes of dead skin cells especially of the scalp; also :  the condition marked by excessive shedding of such flakes and usually accompanied by itching

dandruffy play \-drə-fē\ adjective

Examples of dandruff in a sentence

  1. The shampoo is supposed to help control dandruff.



Origin of dandruff

probably from dand- (origin unknown) + -ruff, from Middle English rove scabby condition, from Old Norse hrūfa scab; akin to Old High German hruf scurf, Lithuanian kraupus rough


First Known Use: 1545


DANDRUFF Defined for Kids

dandruff

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noun dan·druff \ˈdan-drəf\

Definition of dandruff for Students

  1. :  thin dry whitish flakes of dead skin that form on the scalp and come off freely




Medical Dictionary

dandruff

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noun dan·druff \ˈdan-drəf\

Medical Definition of dandruff

  1. :  scaly white or grayish flakes of dead skin cells especially of the scalp; also :  the condition marked by excessive shedding of such flakes and usually accompanied by itching

dandruffy \-ē\play adjective



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