psilosis


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psilosis

(sɪˈləʊsɪs)
n
1. (Medicine) med a disease of the small intestine. Also called: sprue
2. (Medicine) med obsolete the removal of flesh or hair
3. (Linguistics) a linguistic substitution or an instance of such

psilosis

falling out of the hair.
See also: Hair
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psilosis - a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
2.psilosis - falling out of hair
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
epilation - loss of hair; the result of removing hair
References in periodicals archive ?
PSILOSIS A Devonian fossil B Loss of hair C Muscle of the pelvis who am I?