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alopecia

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noun al·o·pe·cia \ˌa-lə-ˈpē-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of alopecia

  1. :  loss of hair, wool, or feathers

al·o·pe·cicplay \-ˈpē-sik\ adjective


Origin of alopecia

Middle English allopicia, from Latin alopecia, from Greek alōpekia, from alōpek-, alōpēx fox; akin to Armenian ałuēs fox, Sanskrit lopāśa


First Known Use: 14th century


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alopecia

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noun al·o·pe·cia \ˌal-ə-ˈpē-sh(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of alopecia

  1. :  loss of hair, wool, or feathers :  baldness

  2. al·o·pe·cic \-ˈpē-sik\play adjective




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