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alopecia areata

[ar-ee-ey-tuh, -ah-tuh] /ˌær iˈeɪ tə, -ˈɑ tə/
noun, Pathology
loss of hair in circumscribed patches.
Origin of alopecia areata
< New Latin: circumscribed alopecia Unabridged
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alopecia-areata in Medicine

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

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