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Definition of Canities
1. the turning gray of the hair [n CANITIES]
Medical Definition of Canities
1. Graying of hair. See: poliosis. Origin: L., fr. Canus, hoary, gray (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Canities
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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"canities may be congenital or acquired. Congenital complete can- ities is rare ... Congenital canities of a patchy type is less rare, and may exhibit a ..."
2. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"canities, or graying of the hair, may be congenital or acquired, usually the latter. ... In congenital patchy canities there is often a striking hereditary ..."
3. On diseases of the skin by Sir Erasmus Wilson (1852)
"Under the term canities, I propose to describe whiteness of the hair, ... canities presents two varieties in degree; in the one the hair is "snowy," of an ..."
4. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1874)
"canities Senilis. Late in life the hairs of most persons turn grey. ... Precisely as in senile canities, the skin corresponding to the patches does not lose ..."
5. A Compend of diseases of the skin by Jay Frank Schamberg (1905)
"canities is an atrophic pigmentary affection of the hair characterized by circumscribed or general graying or whitening. Symptoms. ..."
6. A Treatise on diseases of the skin: With Special Reference to Their by McCall Anderson (1887)
"Apart from that occurring in advancing years (canities senilis), and which must be regarded as a physiological condition, premature decoloration of the hair ..."