alopecia

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See also: alopécia

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (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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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin alopecia, from Ancient Greek ἀλωπεκία (alōpekía).

Noun[edit]

alopecia f (plural alopecie)

  1. (pathology) alopecia

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin alopecia, from Ancient Greek ἀλωπεκία (alōpekía).

Noun[edit]

alopecia f (plural alopecias)

  1. (pathology) alopecia (loss of hair)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alopecia, from Ancient Greek ἀλωπεκία (alōpekía)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /aloˈpeθja/
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /aloˈpesja/
  • Hyphenation: a‧lo‧pe‧cia

Noun[edit]

alopecia f (plural alopecias)

  1. alopecia

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