Alopecia



loss of hair; baldness.
Contemporary Examples

Researchers have found that a drug approved for rheumatoid arthritis helped a patient suffering from alopecia halt his hair loss.
Can This Arthritis Drug Cure Baldness? Erin Cunningham June 19, 2014

Historical Examples

In front of the mart at the distance of 100 stadia is an island alopecia, a settlement of a mixed people.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume II (of 3) Strabo

He deliberated for a while, and then said, ‘This is a case of alopecia.
Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

alopecia areata, on the other hand, affects both sexes with equal frequency, but affects them at different ages.
The Sexual Life of the Child Albert Moll

alopecia areata and morphœa have been observed associated with it.
Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

By alopecia is meant loss of hair, either partial or complete.
Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

I was handed along all the way from alopecia, which used to be called baldness, to zoster, which used to be known as shingles.
Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

alopecia areata is characterized by the development of round patches more or less completely denuded of hair.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

noun
loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness

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

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