Etymology: Latin alopecia, from the Greek alopexia, (fox-mange), from alopex, (fox) + -ia, (a formative ending used in Greek, esp. used in naming diseases)
- baldness, Baldness.
- (pathology) Deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth
- Med. Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease
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