Definitions

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  • n. A hair disease caused by a fungus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease of the hair observed in South America (Colombia), marked by the formation of numerous minute beadlike enlargements.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A Spanish physician joked that the Aztecs valued it so much they used it to cure diseases of the kidneys, so it was dubbed piedra de la ijada , "stone of the loin," later Anglicized to "jade."

    Nothing Gold Can Stay

  • At the entrance to a local primary school, a group of four men sat and smoked what appeared to be crack cocaine, what locals call "piedra" or rock.

    The Perilous State of Mexico

  • He came around the corner to wait for my answer, and just shook his head, mumbling something about "esta mujer", and "cabeza como piedra."

    Developing An Ear for Spanish

  • By Dormitorio con textura de piedra en la pared on April 25, 2010 at 6: 06 pm

    Water and Steam Decorative Panels, Milan 2010

  • By Milan 2010: piedra para las paredes de un dormitorio, Decoración 2.0 on April 26, 2010 at 10: 58 am

    Water and Steam Decorative Panels, Milan 2010

  • Blocks used in construction are either made of "cemento" or "piedra volcanica", based on the local vernacular of albañiles.

    Cinder block vs brick

  • Mojón o poste de piedra, por lo común labrada, que sirve para indicar la dirección o la distancia en los caminos o para delimitar terrenos.

    Hito

  • Los árboles resisten la gravedad, las enormes rocas balancean sobre puntas de piedra del tamaño del dedo gordo y la faz de las piedras barridos por el viento son testigos de los extremos del clima.

    Las Montanas: Tres Hermanas

  • Las heridas muestran el agudo tajo de la tierra acomodándose, lo de arriba abajo y la dulzura honda de lo vivo en las marcas de la piedra, helechitos que recuerdan lagunas tropicales, huesos de lagartos en repliegues de la carne sea roca o sea cadáver color tortura

    veruscio Diary Entry

  • Me sentí Menéndez Pidal, Joan Corominas y la piedra Rosetta, todo junto.

    veruscio Diary Entry

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  • Is there another, English medical term for the condition described in the definition?

    November 8, 2011