alopecia

[al-uh-pee-shee-uh, -see-uh]
noun Pathology.
loss of hair; baldness.

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

alopecic [al-uh-pee-sik] , adjective
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alopecia (ˌæləˈpiːʃɪə)
 
n
loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness
 
[C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox]

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alopecia al·o·pe·cia (āl'ə-pē'shə, -shē-ə)
n.
Loss of hair; baldness.


al'o·pe'cic (-pē'sĭk) adj.
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alopecia   (āl'ə-pē'shə)  Pronunciation Key 
Loss of hair; baldness.
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