Definition of Baldness

1. Noun. The condition of having no hair on the top of the head.

Exact synonyms: Phalacrosis
Generic synonyms: Depilation, Hairlessness
Specialized synonyms: Alopecia, Male Pattern Baldness, Male-patterned Baldness
Derivative terms: Bald

Definition of Baldness

1. n. The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the head; baldness of style.

Definition of Baldness

1. Noun. The state of being bald (''said of a human''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baldness

1. the state of being bald [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Baldness

1. Alopecia. There are many types of baldness, each with a different cause. Baldness can be localised to the front and top of the head, such as in male pattern baldness; patchy, such as in alopecia areata; or involve the entire head, such as in alopecia capitis totalis. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Baldness

baldest
baldfaced
baldhead
baldheaded
baldheads
baldie
baldier
baldies
baldiest
balding
baldish
baldist
baldists
baldly
baldmoney
baldness (current term)
baldnesses
baldpate
baldpated
baldpates
baldrib
baldribs
baldric
baldrick
baldricks
baldrics
balds
balductum
baldwin
baldy

Literary usage of Baldness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1887)
"Of late, frequent reference to baldness has been made in medical and other journals, but none of the articles I have read have given the cause, ..."

2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"INHERITANCE OF baldness Various Patterns Due to Heredity and Sometimes Present at Birth—A Sex-limited Character—Dominant in Man—Women Not Bald Unless They ..."

3. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody: an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1888)
"The decoction of box-wood successful in cases Oi baldness is thus made: Take of the common ... baldness.—The falling off of the hair from the crown of the ..."

4. The Care of the Skin and Hair by William Allen Pusey (1912)
"In approaching baldness the shed hairs are not lost forever, ... baldness (Alopecia) The term baldness or alopecia, is used to indicate either partial or ..."

5. Text Book of Veterinary Medicine by James Law (1905)
"Acquired baldness is recorded in horse, cattle, sheep and dog. Causes. The simple shedding of hair occurs physiologically in animals with the change of ..."

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