alopecia areata

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alopecia areata

[‚a·lə′pē·shə ‚a·rē′ad·ə]
(medicine)
A type of alopecia that is characterized as an autoimmune disorder and usually presents with one or many oval, slightly erythematous, asymptomatic patches of hair loss.