tri·​chol·​o·​gist | \tri-ˈkä-lə-jist \

Definition of trichologist 

: a person who specializes in hair and scalp care broadly : hairdresser sense 1

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trichology \ tri-​ˈkä-​lə-​jē \ noun

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Although you can accurately call the person who cuts your hair your "trichologist" if you want to, the term is usually applied as it is in our example sentence: to someone who studies and treats hair and scalp ailments. The "trich" in "trichologist" is the Greek trich-, stem of thrix, meaning "hair." This root makes an appearance in a number of other similarly technical-sounding words, such as "trichiasis" ("a turning inward of the eyelashes often causing irritation of the eyeball"), "trichome" ("an epidermal hair structure on a plant"), and "trichotillomania" ("an abnormal desire to pull out one's hair").

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Developed by New Zealand holistic trichologist Nigel Russell, this natural botanical line comes in eco-friendly packaging and is made with aloe vera and manuka honey, which is known for its soothing and antibacterial properties. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "This All-Green Apothecary in New Zealand Is Worth a Trek Across the Globe," 29 May 2018 Then, similar to skin care, exfoliation is key for healthy hair, says Anabel Kingsley, a trichologist (hair and scalp specialist) in N.Y.C. Use IGK Low Key Scalp Scrub ($36; once a week to create a clean slate for follicles to grow. Lisa Desantis,, "The 6 Best Vitamins and Serums for Hair, Brow, and Nail Growth," 16 Feb. 2018 Seek out trichologists and dermatologists or endocrinologists who specialize in hair problems. Ning Chao, Marie Claire, "A 20-Something's Guide to Dealing with Thinning Hair," 11 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trichologist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trichologist was in 1887

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