Definitions for dandruffˈdæn drəf
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a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
loose scales shed from the scalp
"I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"
Scaly white dead skin flakes from the human scalp; Pityriasis capitis.
Dandruff is on my collar again.
Origin: The word is first attested in 1545; the first element is obscure, the second element derives from Northumbrian or E. Anglian dialect huff, hurf, from hrufa, from hreubaz, source of hreofla. More at reef.
a scurf which forms on the head, and comes off in small or particles
Origin: [Prob. from W. toncrust, peel, skin + AS. drf dirty, draffy, or W. drwg bad: cf. AS. tan a letter, an eruption. 240.]
Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff should not be confused with a simple dry scalp. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal; about 487,000 cells/cm² get released normally after detergent treatment. Some people, however, experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, up to 800,000 cells/cm², which can also be accompanied by redness and irritation. Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the post-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity. It often causes itching. It has been well established that keratinocytes play a key role in the expression and generation of immunological reactions during dandruff formation. The severity of dandruff may fluctuate with season as it often worsens in winter. Most cases of dandruff can be easily treated with specialized shampoos. There is, however, no true cure. Those affected by dandruff find that it can cause social or self-esteem problems, indicating treatment for both psychological and physiological reasons.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Communism is the opiate of the intellectuals -- With no cure except as a guillotine might be called a cure for dandruff.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff -- it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
Seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff, is actually a reaction to yeast that lives in our skin, so treating that with an over the counter dandruff shampoo is a lot of the times quite successful.
History does not record anywhere at any time a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help. But, like dandruff, most people do have a religion and spend time and money on it and seem to derive considerable pleasure from fiddling with it.
Translations for dandruff
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- قشرة الراسArabic
- бакълачӏин, хӏабатӏ, хирAvaric
- ཀོག་ཤིTibetan Standard
- skant, kennBreton
- arna, caspaCatalan, Valencian
- cen, marwdonWelsh
- Schuppen, KopfschuppenGerman
- شوره, شوره سرPersian
- skóv, flusFaroese
- roasWestern Frisian
- sail chnisIrish
- eanach, sgailc-mhullaichScottish Gaelic
- feila, caspa, faíscaGalician
- far-scryss, cuddymManx
- קשקשים, קשקשתHebrew
- kelemumur, ketombeIndonesian
- 頭垢, 雲脂Japanese
- თებო, ქერტლიGeorgian
- qaqortualukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- SchubberLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- roesLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- māungaunga, maihiMāori
- үсний хагMongolian
- roos, pellekes, hoofdroosDutch
- tsiitł'óółNavajo, Navaho
- кæнкOssetian, Ossetic
- دسر پخهPashto, Pushto
- qara pʼaspaQuechua
- crappagls, stgaliasRomansh
- perut, перутSerbo-Croatian
- ඉස්හොරිSinhala, Sinhalese
- zbokth, vrokthAlbanian
- totombé, kotombéSundanese
- ขี้รังแค, รังแคThai
- кавык, баш кавыгыTatar
- كېپەكUyghur, Uighur
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