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alopecia areata

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

< New Latin: circumscribed alopecia
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alopecia areata in Medicine

alopecia areata

(âr′ē-ātə)
n.
  1. Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard.alopecia circumscripta
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