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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Tricotiodistrofia

Trichothiodystrophy (TRIK-oh-thy-oh-DIS-truh-fee)
A hereditary condition characterized by sparse and brittle hair, short stature, and mental retardation.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.