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traction alopecia

n.

Loss of hair due to from prolonged pulling on the hair, usually associated with certain hairstyles or a habit of twisting the hair.

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Nearby words

tractarianism, tractate, tractile, tractility, traction, traction alopecia, traction control, traction diverticulum, traction engine, traction epiphysis, traction load
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