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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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Eight of the patients (62%) had alopecia universalis, and two (15%) had alopecia totalis.
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Washington, June 20 ( ANI ): Doctors at Yale University have found a successful targeted treatment for the rare and highly visible disease called alopecia universalis, which results in loss of all body hair.
Alopecia areata was present in 90 (90%) patients, alopecia totalis in 5 (5%), and alopecia universalis in 5 (5%) patients.
When the whole head of hair is lost, it's known as Alopecia Totalis (AT), and if all body hair - including eyebrows and eyelashes - is lost, it's Alopecia Universalis (AU).
The prevalence of nail changes is greater in the more severe forms of alopecia areata such as alopecia universalis and alopecia totalis Finger nails are more commonly involved than the toe nails.
The genetic basis of alopecia areata: HLA associations with patchy alopecia areata versus alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis.
In alopecia universalis, there is no body hair including eyebrows, eyelashes, or pubic hair.