[ ar-ee-ey-tuh, -ah-tuh ]
/ ˌær iˈeɪ tə, -ˈɑ tə /
loss of hair in circumscribed patches.
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Origin of alopecia areata
< New Latin: circumscribed alopecia
Words nearby alopecia areata
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Medical definitions for alopecia areata
[ âr′ē-ā′tə ]
Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard.alopecia circumscripta
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