Definition of Pilonidal

1. Adjective. Having body hairs which have grown in a concentrated area on the skin and formed a cyst or abscess. ¹

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Definition of Pilonidal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pilonidal

1. Denoting the presence of hair in a dermoid cyst or in a sinus opening on the skin. Origin: pilo-+ L. Nidus, nest (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilonidal

piloid astrocytoma
piloid gliosis
pilomotor fibres
pilomotor reflex
pilon fracture
pilonidal (current term)
pilonidal cyst
pilonidal fistula
pilonidal sinus
pilosebaceous unit
pilosebaceous units
pilot balloon
pilot balloon observation

Literary usage of Pilonidal

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1. Surgical After-treatment by Le Roi Goddard Crandon, Albert Ehrenfried (1912)
"pilonidal SINUS; CYST OF COCCYX The treatment of these embryonic remains should be mentioned here only because of their regional relation to the subjects of ..."

2. The Practice of surgery by James Gregory Mumford (1914)
"pilonidal sinus is a congenital inclusion cyst (an infolding) or sinus of ... The only treatment for pilonidal sinus is thoroughly to dissect it out from ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"His discussions of sacro-iliac disease, of sciatica, and of pilonidal sinuses are particularly noteworthy. Drs. Porter and Quimby have not been so ..."

4. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"(ei pilonidal sinus (this usually presents itself in the region between the coccyx and anus) if unattended with disease of the bone as shown by an .r-ray ..."

5. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1895)
"The mother is of an extremely nervous character, and I have no doubt that this is a clear case of maternal impression. A CASE OF pilonidal FISTULA. ..."

6. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"Foreign body nitely> .unless removed giant-cells formed around a hair in a mechanically, pilonidal sinus. Myelin and the fat derived from it are taken up by ..."

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