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A condition of ingrowing hairs about an orifice, especially ingrowing eyelashes.
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1. (Pathology) an abnormal position of the eyelashes that causes irritation when they rub against the eyeball
2. (Pathology) the presence of hairlike filaments in the urine
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek trikhiasis, from thrix a hair + -iasis]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
tri•chi•a•sis(trɪˈkaɪ ə sɪs)
a condition in which the eyelashes grow inwardly.
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a condition in which the hair grows inward, especially the eyelashes.See also: Hair
a condition in which the hair, especially of the eyelashes, grows inward.See also: Eyes
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