Definitions

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  • n. Med. Presence of less than the normal amount of hair, or similarly fur

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Deficient growth of hair.

Etymologies

From the Greek hyp(o)-, (under), + tricho-, (combining form of thrix, meaning hair), + -osis, (state or condition) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was then approved to treat hypotrichosis (a technical term for medical hair loss) and over time has been prescribed to treat what marketers call "inadequate eyelashes."

    Vivian Diller, Ph.D.: Cosmetics Drugs Gone Too Far: Is Anything Still Real?

  • But it did strike me as surprising that Shields would have the condition hypotrichosis, for which the FDA approved the drug.

    Brooke Shields touts benefits of Latisse in ad that downplays risks

  • Hence, a rebranding as the first FDA approved treatment for sparse or inadequate eyelashes, clinically known as hypotrichosis.

    Ad for eyelash drug Latisse goes too far

  • JOANNA YE, a 14-year-old contestant in the National Spelling Bee, who advanced to the finals by correctly spelling brachygraphy, pinetum, rocaille and hypotrichosis

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  • Because Lattise was approved by the FDA for hypotrichosis -- inadequate hair growth -- many expected its marketing campaign to "sell" hypotrichosis like restless legs syndrome or other diseases du jour when it began last year.

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  • 'It is important to note that while these two conditions share the same physiologic process, the gene we discovered for hereditary hypotrichosis does not explain the complex process of male pattern baldness.'

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  • The condition leading to thinning hair is known as hereditary hypotrichosis simplex and the researchers believe they have pinpointed the gene behind it.

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  • Her team studied data from families in Pakistan and Italy with hereditary hypotrichosis simplex.

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  • Dr Angela Christiano, lead author and professor of dermatology and genetics and development at Columbia University Medical Center, said: 'The identification of this gene underlying hereditary hypotrichosis simplex has afforded us an opportunity to gain insight into the process of hair follicle miniaturization, which is most commonly observed in male pattern hair loss or androgenetic alopecia.

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  • Because LattiseĀ® was approved by the FDA for hypotrichosis -- inadequate hair growth -- many expected its marketing campaign to "sell" hypotrichosis like Restless Legs Syndrome or other diseases du jour when it began last year.

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