American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Loss of hair; baldness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Baldness; loss of hair. Also written alopecy.
- n. Baldness.
- n. pathology Deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth.
- n. medicine Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Loss of the hair; baldness.
- n. loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
- Latin alopecia, from the Greek ἀλωπεκία (alōpekia, "fox-mange"), from ἀλώπηξ (alōpēx, "fox") + -ia, (a formative ending used in Greek, especially used in naming diseases) (Wiktionary)
- Latin alōpecia, fox-mange, from Greek alōpekiā, from alōpēx, alōpek-, fox; see wl̥p-ē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“BAMBERGER: I have alopecia, which is an autoimmune idiopathic hair loss.”
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