male-pattern baldness

noun

: typical hereditary baldness in the male characterized by loss of hair on the crown and temples

Examples of male-pattern baldness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But please, give us another commercial for drugs that treat erectile dysfunction or male-pattern baldness. Mary McNamara, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 Some will get male-pattern baldness. William Neff, Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2022 But Mercury Pictures faces problems even more severe than male-pattern baldness. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 For those facing male-pattern baldness, the pandemic both accelerated and accentuated the progression, some dermatologists say. Callum Borchers, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2022 Studies on which nonsurgical treatments work best for male-pattern baldness have been limited, leaving men at a loss as to the most effective solution. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 In cases of male-pattern baldness, there's a complete loss of the hair follicle, meaning hair can never grow back in that spot naturally. Emilia Benton, Health.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Two small studies from Spain have also found a correlation between COVID-19 hospitalizations and male-pattern baldness, linked to the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). TheWeek, 9 June 2020 Unlike male-pattern baldness, female hair loss means a reduction in hair volume, making transplantation extremely difficult. Ning Chao, Marie Claire, 1 May 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of male-pattern baldness was in 1953

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“Male-pattern baldness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/male-pattern%20baldness. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

male-pattern baldness

noun
: typical hereditary baldness in the male characterized by loss of hair on the crown and temples : androgenetic alopecia in men
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