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Definition of "hirsutism" [hirsutism]

  • Heavy growth of hair, often in abnormal distribution. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hirsutism" in a sentence
  • "According to the National Institutes of Health, excessive hair growth, known as hirsutism, can indicate a medical issue, but it often has no cause at all and can be hereditary."
  • "Report author, Dr Rebecca Swingler, a specialist registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol, said the condition, known as hirsutism, is distressing and can be particularly upsetting for young women."
  • "It should be done whenever a woman presents with menstrual irregularities and signs of excess androgens such as hirsutism or severe acne."