alopecia areata

noun
alopecia ar·​e·​a·​ta | \ -ˌar-ē-ˈāt-ə How to pronounce alopecia areata (audio) , -ˈät- How to pronounce alopecia areata (audio) \

Medical Definition of alopecia areata

: sudden loss of hair especially of the scalp or face in circumscribed patches with little or no inflammation

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“Alopecia areata.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/alopecia%20areata. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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