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alopecia

[ al-uh-pee-shee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə /
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noun Pathology.
loss of hair; baldness.
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Origin of alopecia

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin <Greek alōpekía mange in foxes, equivalent to alōpek- (stem of alṓpēx) fox + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM alopecia

al·o·pe·cic [al-uh-pee-sik], /ˌæl əˈpi sɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alopecia

alopecia
/ (ˌæləˈpiːʃɪə) /

noun
loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness

Word Origin for alopecia

C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox
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Scientific definitions for alopecia

alopecia
[ ăl′ə-pēshə ]

Loss of hair; baldness.
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