Dictionary.com

alopecia

[ al-uh-pee-shee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.
loss of hair; baldness.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use alopecia in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for alopecia

alopecia
[ ăl′ə-pēshə ]

n.
Loss of hair; baldness.

Other words from alopecia

al′o•pecic (-pēsĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for alopecia

alopecia
[ ăl′ə-pēshə ]

Loss of hair; baldness.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK