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hair·ball

 (hâr′bôl′)
n.
A small mass of hair in the stomach or intestine of an animal, such as a cat, that is accumulated when the animal swallows hair while licking its coat.

hairball

(ˈhɛəˌbɔːl)
n
(Veterinary Science) a compact mass of hair that forms in the stomach of cats, calves, etc, as a result of licking and swallowing the fur, and causes vomiting, coughing, bloat, weight loss, and depression

hair•ball

(ˈhɛərˌbɔl)

n.
a ball of hair in the stomach of a cat or other animal as a result of the animal's licking its coat.
[1705–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairball - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)hairball - a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
tangle - a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven; "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"
Translations

hairball

[ˈhɛəbɔːl] N (in cats, calves etc) → bola f de pelo

hairball

[ˈhɛəˌbɔːl] npalla di pelo

hairball

n. bola de pelo, tipo de bezoar.
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