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addaword.gifdefinition of male pattern baldness

noun
loss of hair in men, on the top of and along the sides of the head
Male pattern baldness, where hair is lost from the temples and the crown, is the most common form of hair loss and is caused by an increase in a chemical called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, which makes hair follicles produce thinner and thinner hairs until the follicles die off.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 02/05/2013 08:35:00
Definition of male pattern baldness from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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