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
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As the smiling waiter, Pelade, came to take our order, I noticed a scar on his face and asked him about it.
L'injection de plasma riche en plaquettes est une indication dans l'alopecie, la pelade, la chute de cheveux, les cheveux ternes et cassants, on obtient une stimulation du bulbe et de la microcirculation augmentant ainsi la vitalite et l'eclat du cheveu.
Historical Aspects: The distinctive but variable syndrome or syndromes commonly known as alopecia areata (AA) (Pelade in France) have suffered many changes in nomenclature which have added to diagnostic confusion and a bewildering multiplicity of etiological hypothesis.