telogen

noun te·lo·gen \ ˈtē-lə-ˌjen \

Definition of telogen

:the resting phase of the hair growth cycle that typically lasts three months, is preceded by anagen and catagen, and is usually followed by shedding of the hair shaft during exogen
Note: Anagen will immediately follow telogen if hair is not shed at the end of telogen during the exogen phase.

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telogen

noun te·lo·gen \ ˈtē-lə-ˌjen \

medical Definition of telogen

:the resting phase of the hair growth cycle following anagen and catagen and preceding shedding
  • Scalp hairs spend four to eight years in anagen and just two to four months in telogen.
  • —Julianne DunphyDiscoverMay 2000
  • The remaining 10 percent of hairs are in a resting phase called telogen that lasts about three months, after which the resting hairs start falling out.
  • —Jane E. BrodyThe New York Times20 Nov. 2001

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