alopecia areata

[ar-ee-ey-tuh, -ah-tuh]

noun Pathology.

loss of hair in circumscribed patches.

Origin of alopecia areata

< New Latin: circumscribed alopecia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

alopecia areata in Medicine

alopecia areata



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