alopecia areata

[ ar-ee-ey-tuh, -ah-tuh ]
/ ˌær iˈeɪ tə, -ˈɑ tə /

noun Pathology.

loss of hair in circumscribed patches.

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Origin of alopecia areata

< New Latin: circumscribed alopecia
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Medical definitions for alopecia areata

alopecia areata
[ âr′ē-ātə ]

n.

Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard.alopecia circumscripta
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