trichotillomania


tricho·til·lo·ma·nia

noun \ˌtri-kə-ˌti-lə-ˈmā-nē-ə\

Definition of TRICHOTILLOMANIA

:  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

tricho·til·lo·ma·nia

noun \-ˌtil-ə-ˈmā-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRICHOTILLOMANIA

: abnormal desire to pull out one's hair—called also hairpulling
tricho·til·lo·man·ic \-ˈman-ik\ adjective

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