epilation

noun ep·i·la·tion \ ˌe-pə-ˈlā-shən \

Definition of epilation

: the loss or removal of hair

Origin and Etymology of epilation

French épilation, from épiler to remove hair, from é- e- + Latin pilus hair — more at pile


Medical Dictionary

epilation

noun ep·i·la·tion \ ˌep-ə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of epilation

: the loss or removal of hair

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