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1. An abnormality of the hair shaft in which the fine, brittle hairs show alternating light and dark zones when viewed under a polarizing microscope.
The sulfur content of the hair is greatly reduced and mental retardation has frequently been a related feature.2. Congenital fragile hair with multiple fractures resulting from low sulfur-containing amino acid, cysteine, content of the hair, mental impairment, and short stature.
This entry is located in the following units: dys- (page 17) tricho-, trich-, -tricha, -trichia, -trichan, -trichic, -trichosis, -trichous, -thrix, -trichum, -trichy + (page 12) tropho-, troph-, -trophy, -trophs, -trophically, -trophic, -trophous (page 10)