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.
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WhenJeremy Corbyn had a go at him for suggesting Donald Trump could do a better job of Brexitthan Theresa May his bald spot went as red as a Mandrill.
Trump's bald spot on trade isn't a good imitation of leadership.
Trump, whose bald spot was exposed this month as wind caught his hair, spoke before the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
He woke up one morning and his coworkers pointed out to him a circular bald spot at the back of his head, about one-and-a-half inches in diameter, like a priest's tonsure.
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Then they transplant the follicles to a bald spot so hair grows there.
She had a bald spot in the front and long black hair in the back, and was about 50 when she died.
* Bin Laden's Bald Spot and Other Stories by Brian Doyle (Red Hen Press, 2011)
"This covers my bald spot completely." He continues: "I have a lot of Jewish friends, and they're kind of, like, 'You evangelicals love Israel more than we do.' I'm, like, 'Do you not get it?
More to the point, William is in desperate need of a crown - to cover up that rapidly expanding bald spot.
"There was the issue of a bald spot I had, but that's no longer something I need think about."
1 : a small part that is different from the main part <He has a bald spot.>