male pattern baldness


noun

a pattern of hair loss in males, dependent on the presence of the androgenic hormone testoterone, in which the scalp hair eventually covers only the back of the head and temples.

Nearby words

  1. male chauvinist pig,
  2. male cow,
  3. male fern,
  4. male gaze,
  5. male menopause,
  6. male turner's syndrome,
  7. male-,
  8. male-sterile,
  9. male-to-female,
  10. maleate

Also called an·dro·ge·net·ic alope·cia [an-druh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn drə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/.

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