(Greek > Latin: fox; baldness; derived from "mange in foxes"; bald patches on the head)
2. Foxtail grass, annual or perennial grasses including decorative and meadow species as well as notorious agricultural weeds.
2. A disease, called "fox-evil" or "scurf" which includes falling off of hair from any part of the body.
This loss is dependent on the presence of the androgenic hormone testosterone.
Common causes include the use of caustic hair straighteners; especially, those that include lye as an ingredient; stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding; over heating of the hair shafts; and the compulsive pulling out of hair (trichotillomania).