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
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They also feature the use of eta and omega to represent long vowels and psilosis, the omission of the aspirate represented in the Attic alphabet by the character heta (H).
PSILOSIS A Devonian fossil B Loss of hair C Muscle of the pelvis who am I?