hair ball

noun
Updated on: 8 Mar 2018

Definition of hair ball

: a compact mass of hair formed in the stomach especially of a shedding animal (such as a cat) that cleanses its coat by licking

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First Known Use of hair ball

1712


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hair ball

noun

medical Definition of hair ball

: a compact mass of hair formed in the stomach especially of a shedding animal (as a cat) that cleanses its coat by licking called also trichobezoar

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