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alopecia

[al-uh-pee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
loss of hair; baldness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek alōpekía mange in foxes, equivalent to alōpek- (stem of alṓpēx) fox + -ia -ia
Related forms
alopecic
[al-uh-pee-sik] /ˌæl əˈpi sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alopecic

alopecia

/ˌæləˈpiːʃɪə/
noun
1.
loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox
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alopecic in Medicine

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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alopecic in Science
alopecia
  (āl'ə-pē'shə)   
Loss of hair; baldness.
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