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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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Lesions have been described as alopecic, (10,11) with overlying tufts of hair or even hypertrichosis.
The skin overlying and surrounding this mass was thickened and alopecic.
We describe a case of a 3-year-old boy with a yellow alopecic plaque on his scalp, face and neck as well as a mass in the episcleral region since birth.