trichorrhexis nodosa

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trichorrhexis nodosa trichorrhexis no·do·sa (nō-dō'sə)
A condition in which minute nodes are formed in the hair shafts, weakening the hair and causing splitting and breaking. Also called clastothrix, trichoclasia.

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