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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.
(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
a ball of hair in the stomach of a cat or other animal as a result of the animal's licking its coat.
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|Noun||1.||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"