trichotillomania

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trich·o·til·lo·ma·ni·a

 (trĭk′ō-tĭl′ə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
A psychiatric disorder characterized by the compulsive plucking out of hairs from one's own body, especially from the scalp, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

[tricho- + Greek tillein, to pluck hair + -mania.]

trichotillomania

Medicine. an abnormal desire to pull out one’s own hair, especially by delirious patients. Also called trichologia.
See also: Hair
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trichotillomania - an irresistible urge to pull out your own hairtrichotillomania - an irresistible urge to pull out your own hair
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations

trichotillomania

n tricotilomanía, compulsión f a arrancarse el cabello
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Trichotillomania or Trich is the compulsive urge to pull out one's own hair.