Definition of Trichobezoar

1. Noun. A compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur).

Exact synonyms: Hair Ball, Hairball
Generic synonyms: Tangle



Definition of Trichobezoar

1. Noun. A bezoar composed of hair. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Trichobezoar

1. A hair cast in the stomach or intestinal tract, common in cats. Synonym: hair ball, pilobezoar. Origin: tricho-+ bezoar (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichobezoar

trichloroethylenes
trichlorofluoromethane
trichloromethane
trichloromethiazide
trichloromethyl
trichloromonofluoromethane
trichlorophenol
trichlorophenols
trichlorophenylmethyliodosalicyl
trichlorosilane
trichlorostannate
trichlorphon
trichlorphons
trichlors
tricho-
trichobezoar (current term)
trichobezoars
trichoblast
trichoblasts
trichobothria
trichobothrium
trichobranchia
trichobranchiae
trichochrome
trichoclasia
trichocryptosis
trichocyst
trichocysts
trichoderma
trichodermin

Literary usage of Trichobezoar

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1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"J. Am. M. Ass., Chicago, 1909, liii, 617-624. Huttenbach (F.). Ein Fall von trichobezoar des Magens bei Infantilismus. Milt. ad Grenzgeb. d. Med. u. ..."

2. Surgery of the Upper Abdomen by John Blair Deaver, Astley Paston Cooper Ashhurst (1921)
"... trichobezoar) before operation, because the patient either is not aware that she has been in the habit of swallowing her hair, or she is unwilling to ..."

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