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  • n. The decrease or absence of melanin in head hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, same as canities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. loss of color from the hair


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  • Medical observers do not usually think that dermatological features such as nevi, thinning of the skin and wrinkle formation, seborrheic keratosis, angiomas, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, poliosis, graying of the hair, etc. are necessarily pathological in nature.

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  • Brush names relatively for at least 1 baldness cure propecia erroneously a poliosis (morning and evening) or as recommended by a agranulocytosis or physician.



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