a of accumulated in the stomach or intestines of a cat or other animal as a result of the animal’s licking its coat.
a compact mass of hair that forms in the stomach of cats, calves, etc, as a result of licking and swallowing the fur, and causes vomiting, coughing, bloat, weight loss, and depression
1712, from hair + ball (n.1).
hairball hair·ball (hâr’bôl’)
A small mass of hair located in the stomach or intestine of an animal, such as a cat, resulting from an accumulation of small amounts of hair that are swallowed each time the animal licks its coat. Also called pilobezoar, trichobezoar.
[hair-breynd] /ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd/ adjective 1. . [hair-breynd] /ˈhɛərˌbreɪnd/ adjective 1. giddy; reckless. /ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd/ adjective 1. a variant spelling of harebrained /ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd/ adjective 1. rash, foolish, or badly thought out: harebrained schemes
[hair-bredth, -bretth] /ˈhɛərˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ/ noun, adjective 1. . [hairz-bredth, -bretth, -breth] /ˈhɛərzˌbrɛdθ, -ˌbrɛtθ, -ˌbrɛθ/ noun 1. a very small space or distance: We escaped an accident by a hairsbreadth. adjective 2. extremely narrow or close. n. also hairsbreadth, hairs-breadth, hair’s breadth, mid-15c., said to have been formerly a formal unit of measure equal to one-forty-eighth […]
[hair-bruhsh] /ˈhɛərˌbrʌʃ/ noun 1. a for smoothing and styling the . /ˈhɛəˌbrʌʃ/ noun 1. a brush for grooming the hair n. 1590s, from hair + brush (n.1).
- Hair cast
hair cast n. A small, nodular accretion of epithelial cells and keratinous debris, appearing along the shaft of a hair and resulting from failure of the internal root sheath to disintegrate.