alopecia areata

alopecia areata

[ar-ee-ey-tuh, -ah-tuh]
noun Pathology.
loss of hair in circumscribed patches.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin: circumscribed alopecia

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alopecia areata alopecia ar·e·a·ta (âr'ē-ā'tə)
n.
Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard. Also called alopecia circumscripta.

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