Definition of madarosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmadəˈrōsəs/


Absence or loss of the eyelashes (and sometimes the eyebrows), either as a congenital condition or as a result of an infection.
Example sentences
  • Fig.2 The anterior lid margins show erythema and moderate madarosis of the lower lashes.
  • Treatments are available for madarosis but are generally initiated by an ophthalmologist or dermatologist
  • Important complications observed were loss of eyebrows, madarosis and lagophthalmos: corneal involvement due to lagophthalmos were mainly present in lepromatous leprosy.


Late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek, 'baldness', from madaros 'bald'.

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Syllabification: mad·a·ro·sis

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