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Meaning of BALDNESS

Pronunciation:  b'oldnus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the condition of having no hair on the top of the head

BALDNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: phalacrosis
 See Also: alopecia, depilation, hairlessness, male-patterned baldness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bald"ness\, n.
The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the
head; baldness of style.

      This gives to their syntax a peculiar character of
      simplicity and baldness.                 --W. D.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Alopecia. There are many types of baldness, each with a different cause. Baldness can be localized 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.
Easton Bible Dictionary

from natural causes was uncommon (2 Kings 2:23; Isa. 3:24). It was included apparently under "scab" and "scurf," which disqualified for the priesthood (Lev. 21:20). The Egyptians were rarely subject to it. This probably arose from their custom of constantly shaving the head, only allowing the hair to grow as a sign of mourning. With the Jews artificial baldness was a sign of mourning (Isa. 22:12; Jer. 7:29; 16:6); it also marked the conclusion of a Nazarite's vow (Acts 18:18; 21:24; Num. 6:9). It is often alluded to (Micah 1:16; Amos 8:10; Jer. 47:5). The Jews were forbidden to follow the customs of surrounding nations in making themselves bald (Deut. 14:1).