• WordNet 3.6
    • n psilosis falling out of hair
    • n psilosis a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n psilosis A disease, which occurs chiefly in the tropics, marked by fullness and pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, vomiting, a red tongue covered with whitish points, and emaciation. Also called sprew and aphthæ tropicæ.
    • n psilosis Same as alopecia.
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