cymotrichous

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Ancient Greek κῦμα (kūma, wave) + Ancient Greek τριχ- (trikh-) (trikh-, stem of θρίξ (thriks), thrix, “hair”) + English -ous

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cymotrichous (not comparable)

  1. (anthropology) Having wavy hair.
    • 1907, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Man, Volumes 7-8[1], page 123:
      The hair is cymotrichous: one had flat wavy hair, in 19 it was very wavy, and in 7 it was markedly curly.

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