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canities ca·ni·ti·es (kə-nĭsh'ē-ēz')
n.
The diminishing of pigment in hair producing a range of colors from normal to white that is perceived as gray.

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  • It is common to advancing years (canities senilis); it is seen also exceptionally in early life (canities præmatura).

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

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