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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.


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Adj.1.alopecic - pertaining to loss of hair or wool or feathersalopecic - pertaining to loss of hair or wool or feathers
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Clinical examination revealed alopecic, shiny skin affecting almost the entire body (Figure 1), with the exception of hands, face, feet, perigenital area, furrows along the course of the superficial veins, the "groove sign" at the upper extremities, impaired mobility of ankles, knees and elbows.
Occult sarcoids are flat and alopecic with mild scaling.
Lesions were identified as dermatological alopecic areas of pustular or flaky type, skin lesions, dermatitis, or erythema [19].
Clinical manifestations of tinea capitis can be categorized into alopecic and inflammatory [8].
An alopecic lesion with thickened dermis and a draining tract producing serosanguinous and mucopurulent fluid was present in the right flank.
The classic clinical presentation is characterized by an asymptomatic, smooth surfaced alopecic area with normal colored skin, more often on the scalp but sometimes on other hairy areas of the body.
When the lesion occurs in early pregnancy it may also heal before delivery leaving a congenital atrophic alopecic scar.3 The most commonly involved site is scalp but can occur rarely in extremities or trunk.
Loss of follicular ostia in the alopecic area and subsequent replacement with fibrous tissue is an important clinical sign [1].