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psilosis

[sahy-loh-sis] /saɪˈloʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a falling out of the hair.
2.
sprue2 .
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek psī́lōsis literally, a stripping bare, equivalent to psīlō-, variant stem of psīloûn to strip (derivative of psīlós bare, smooth) + -sis -sis
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psilotic
[sahy-lot-ik, -loh-tik] /saɪˈlɒt ɪk, -ˈloʊ tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for psilosis
n.

"loss of hair through disease," 1837, medical Latin, from Greek psilosis "a stripping of hair," from psiloun "to strip of hair," from psilos "bare" (see psilo-).

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