alopecia

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Etymology[edit]

Latin alopecia, from the Greek ἀλωπεκία (alōpekía, fox-mange), from ἀλώπηξ (alṓpēks, fox) + -ia, (a formative ending used in Ancient Greek, especially used in naming diseases)

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæl.əʊˈpiː.ʃə/
  • (US) enPR: ăl'-ō-pē"-shə, ăl'-ō-pē"-sē-ə, IPA(key): /æloʊˈpiː.ʃ(i)ə/, /æloʊˈpiː.si.ə/
  • Rhymes: -iːʃə

Noun[edit]

alopecia (countable and uncountable, plural alopecias)

  1. Baldness.
  2. (pathology) Deficiency of the hair, which may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth.
  3. (medicine) Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease.

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Noun[edit]

alopecia f (plural alopecie)

  1. (pathology) alopecia

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