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trichotillomania

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noun tricho·til·lo·ma·nia \ˌtri-kə-ˌti-lə-ˈmā-nē-ə\

Definition of trichotillomania

  1. :  an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair



Origin of trichotillomania

New Latin, from trich- + Greek tillein to pull, pluck + New Latin mania


First Known Use: circa 1903


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trichotillomania

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noun tricho·til·lo·ma·nia \-ˌtil-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of trichotillomania

  1. :  abnormal desire to pull out one's hair—called also hairpulling

  2. tricho·til·lo·man·ic \-ˈman-ik\play adjective




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