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monilethrix mo·nil·e·thrix (mə-nĭl’ə-thrĭks’)
A condition in which the hair is brittle and shows a series of constrictions, resembling strings of spindle-shaped beads. Also called beaded hair, moniliform hair.


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  • Moniliform

    [moh-nil-uh-fawrm] /moʊˈnɪl əˌfɔrm/ adjective 1. Botany, Zoology. consisting of or characterized by a series of beadlike swellings alternating with contractions, as certain roots or stems. 2. resembling a string of beads in shape. /mɒˈnɪlɪˌfɔːm/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a string of beads: moniliform fungi moniliform mo·nil·i·form (mə-nĭl’ə-fôrm’) adj. Shaped like a string of beads.

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