[ al-uh-pee-shee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə /

noun Pathology.

loss of hair; baldness.


Origin of alopecia

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek alōpekía mange in foxes, equivalent to alōpek- (stem of alṓpēx) fox + -ia -ia
Related formsal·o·pe·cic [al-uh-pee-sik] /ˌæl əˈpi sɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alopecia


/ (ˌæləˈpiːʃɪə) /


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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Medicine definitions for alopecia


[ ăl′ə-pēshə ]


Loss of hair; baldness.
Related formsal′o•pecic (-pēsĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for alopecia


[ ăl′ə-pēshə ]

Loss of hair; baldness.
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