Share this entry
hirsutism Line breaks: hir¦sut|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈhəːsjuːtɪz(ə)m/

Definition of hirsutism in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal growth of hair on a woman’s face and body.
Example sentences
  • If a woman has irregular menses, abrupt hair loss, hirsutism, or acne recurrence, an endocrine evaluation is appropriate.
  • Simultaneously, she was developing hirsutism, excessive growth of body hair.
  • Obesity, acne, hirsutism, and acanthosis nigricans may be signs of polycystic ovary syndrome or diabetes mellitus.
Definition of hirsutism in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources