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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

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

dan·druffy play \-drə-fē\ adjective

Examples of dandruff

  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


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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

  2. dan·druffy \-ē\play adjective




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