trichotillomania

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trichotillomania

[trik-uh-til-uh-mey-nee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
a compulsion to pull out one's hair.

Origin:
1900–05; tricho- + Greek tíll(ein) to pluck, pull out + -o- + -mania

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trichotillomania trich·o·til·lo·ma·ni·a (trĭk'ō-tĭl'ə-mā'nē-ə, -mān'yə)
n.
A compulsion to pull out one's own hair.

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Trichotillomania is hair loss from repeated urges to pull or twist the hair until it breaks off.
Another cause of follicle damage is trichotillomania, the compulsion to tug or pull at the hair.
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