Definition of hirsutism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhərso͞oˌdizəm/ /ˈhərsuˌdɪzəm/ /hərˈso͞oˌdizəm/ /hərˈsuˌdɪzəm/ /ˈhi(ə)rˌso͞oˌdizəm/ /ˈhɪ(ə)rˌsuˌdɪzəm/ /hi(ə)rˈso͞oˌdizəm/ /hɪ(ə)rˈsuˌdɪzəm/


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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Furthermore, chronic use can lead to hirsutism and gum hypertrophy.’
    • ‘Combined medical interventions may be the most effective treatment approach to hirsutism.’