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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
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Grade I, II and IIa in Hamilton-Norwood classification were defined as normal for male pattern alopecia.
The incidental findings in scalp in the latter group included dandruff, male pattern alopecia, premature greying, matting of hair, hemangioma, cradle cap, sparse hair and woolly hair.
However, most cases of hair loss in males are genetic and are known as male pattern alopecia, said Dr Mike Ryan.