Definition of Hirsutism

1. Noun. Excessive hairiness.

Exact synonyms: Hirsuteness
Generic synonyms: Hairiness, Pilosity
Derivative terms: Hirsute



Definition of Hirsutism

1. Noun. excessive and increased hair growth in women in locations where the occurrence of terminal hair normally is minimal or absent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hirsutism

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Medical Definition of Hirsutism

1. Abnormal hairiness, especially an adult male pattern of hair distribution in women. Compare: hypertrichosis. Origin: Mod. L. Fr. L. Hirsutus, shaggy This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirsutism

hirself
hirseling
hirselled
hirselling
hirsels
hirsle
hirsled
hirsles
hirsling
hirstie
hirsute
hirsuteness
hirsutenesses
hirsuties
hirsutism (current term)
hirsutisms
hirt extraction
hirtellous
hirudicide
hirudin
hirudinal
hirudine
hirudinea
hirudinean
hirudiniasis
hirudinization
hirudins
hirudo
hirundine

Literary usage of Hirsutism

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1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"First, she shows evidence of premature development, with sexual precocity; second, certain evidences of masculinity with hirsutism. ..."

2. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1868)
"In short, you will seldom find that the facial hirsutism of a man comes up to the perfect colour of his head-hair ; and thus arises in certain cases the ..."

3. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1918)
"Among the symptoms noted may be mentioned hirsutism of male type, sterility, psycho-sexual infantilism, femina frigida, infantile uterus. ..."

4. Endocrine Glands and the Sympathetic System by Pierre Lereboullet (1922)
"These symptoms of virilism with hirsutism (Apert) are the first to appear. Sometime afterwards appear symptoms of adrenal insufficiency: emaciation, ..."

5. Carcinogenic Potency Database, Endocrine Disruptors edited by Lois Swirsky Gold (2000)
"... function C-cell tumors Hormone clearance Ion transport and fluid secretion Mobility Lipoprotein synthesis Clotting factor synthesis Acne hirsutism ..."

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