alopecia

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al·o·pe·cia

 (ăl′ə-pē′shə, -shē-ə)
n.
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.

alopecia

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

al•o•pe•ci•a

(ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə)

n.
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.

alopecia

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

alopecia

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
Translations

alopecia

[ˌæləʊˈpiːʃə] Nalopecia f

al·o·pe·ci·a

n. alopecia, pérdida del cabello.

alopecia

n alopecia
References in periodicals archive ?
"Anisotrichosis": a novel term to describe pattern alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol.
"Endocrine therapies are associated with a pattern alopecia similar to androgenetic-type, consistent with the mechanism of action of causal agents," the authors write.
Grade I, II and IIa in Hamilton-Norwood classification were defined as normal for male pattern alopecia. The volunteers were evaluated in 6 age groups: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60- 69, and 70 years and over.