tricho-, trich-, -tricha, -trichia, -trichan, -trichic, -trichosis, -trichous, -thrix, -trichum, -trichy +
(Greek: hair [thread; filament; condition of the hair])
2. Growth of two hairs in a single follicle.
2. The splitting of hairs at their distal ends.
2. Redness of the hair and beard with a ruddy complexion.
2. The normal distribution and development of hair.
2. A rare fungal infection of the mouth, respiratory tract, and digestive tract which can cause skin, bronchial, mouth, lung, and/or intestinal lesions. It is caused by fungi in the genus Geotrichum.
3. An infection by Geotrichum candidum, which may attack the bronchi, lungs, mouth, or intestinal tract; its manifestations resemble those of candidiasis (yeast infection). The "yeast" is normally present on the skin, in the intestinal tract, and with women, in the genital region.
2. A benign hairy condition of the tongue characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae, giving the dorsum of the tongue a furry appearance.
The color of the elongated papillae varies from yellowish white to brown or black (black hairy tongue), depending upon staining by substances; such as, tobacco, foods, or drugs.
2. A condition marked by hair growing on the body of a woman in excessive amounts.
2. Especially, in humans and other mammals, one of the filamentous appendages consisting of keratin and growing out of the skin, or of the scalp.
Each hair consists of a cylindrical shaft and a root, which is contained in a flasklike depression (hair follicle) in the corium and subcutaneous tissue. The base of the root is expanded into the hair bulb, which rests upon and encloses the hair papilla.
The three phases from production of a hair to its final shedding are called the hair cycle.
2. Any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.
3. An aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.
4. A similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.
5. Plants: a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.
6. Cloth made of hair from animals; such as, camel and alpaca.
7. A very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space: "He lost the race by a hair."
8. To get into someone's hair; slang, to annoy or bother someone.
9. To let one's hair down:
To relax; behave informally: "She finally let her hair down and actually started to talk to us."
To speak candidly or frankly; to remove or to reduce restraints: "He let his hair down and told them about his marital problems."
11. To split hairs, to make unnecessarily fine or petty distinctions: "To argue about whether they arrived at two o'clock or at one minute after two is just splitting hairs."
12. To tear out one's hair is to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger.
13. To a hair, perfect to the smallest detail; exactly: "The copy matched the original production to a hair."
14. Without turning a hair, without showing the least excitement or emotion.
15. A ball of hair: an accumulation of hair in the stomach or intestines of a cat or other animal as a result of the animal's licking its coat.
2. A condition characterized by hair growth of variegated color.