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Thursday word: trichologist

trichologist (trih-KOL-uh-jee) - n., the study of hair and scalp care.


Which can be taken in two ways -- more formally, it's a branch of dermatology, but colloquially, it's a highfalutin' name for hairdressing, with a trichologist being a hairdresser or barber. At the root is Greek trichos, hair, and is a 19th century coinage, which makes me suspect that it's a colorful Americanism intending to jocular, but I'm recovering from a stomach bug (ugh) and don't have the energy to confirm that one way or another.

I can't go out with you Tuesday -- I have an appointment with my trichologist.

---L.
Tags: greek, noun, t
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