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 (ăl′ə-pē′shə, -shē-ə)
Complete or partial loss of hair from the head or other parts of the body.

[Latin alōpecia, fox-mange, from Greek alōpekiā, from alōpēx, alōpek-, fox; see wl̥p-ē- in Indo-European roots.]

al′o·pe′cic (-pē′sĭk) adj.


(Medicine) loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness
[C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox]


(ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə)

loss of hair; baldness.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek alōpekía mange in foxes =alōpek-, s. of alṓpēx fox + -ia -ia]
al`o•pe′cic (-ˈpi sɪk) adj.


1. a loss of hair, feathers, or wool.
2. baldness. — alopecic, adj.
See also: Hair


Patchy loss of hair that can be hereditary or caused by disease or stress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alopecia - loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathersalopecia - loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
baldness, phalacrosis - the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
alopecia areata - patchy baldness


[ˌæləʊˈpiːʃə] Nalopecia f


n. alopecia, pérdida del cabello.


n alopecia
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