Words at Play : Top 10 Unusually Long and Interesting Words, Vol. 2

#2: Trichotillomania

Definition:

an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair

About the word:

Mania means "excessive or unreasonable enthusiasm"; trich means "hair"; tillo (from tillein) means "to pluck or pull."

Trichotillomania, classified as an impulse-control disorder, is estimated to afflict 2-4% of the population.

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