Definition of hirsutism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhərso͞oˌtizəm/ Pronunciation: /hərˈso͞o-/ Pronunciation: /ˈhi(ə)rˌso͞o-/


Abnormal growth of hair on a person’s face and body, especially on a woman.
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.

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Syllabification: hir·sut·ism

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