exogen

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noun ex·o·gen \ˈek-sə-ˌjen\

Definition of exogen

  1. :  the phase of the hair growth cycle that follows telogen and precedes anagen and during which the hair shaft is released from the hair follicle and is shed from the body

Origin and Etymology of exogen

exo- + -gen (in anagen, telogen)


First Known Use: 1998


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