trichoglossia


trichoglossia
SYN: hairy tongue. [tricho- + G. glossa, tongue]

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n.
hairiness of the tongue, due to the growth of fungal organisms infecting its surface.

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tricho·glos·sia (trik″o-glosґe-ə) [tricho- + gloss- + -ia] hairy tongue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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