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alopecia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alopecia  \Al`o*pe"ci*a\  ([a^]l`[-o]*p[=e]"sh[i^]*[.a]),  Alopecy 
  \A*lop"e*cy\  ([.a]*l[o^]p"[-e]*s[y^]),  n.  [L.  alopecia,  Gr 
  'alwpeki`a,  fr  'alw`phx  fox,  because  loss  of  the  hair  is 
  common  among  foxes.]  (Med.) 
  Loss  of  the  hair;  baldness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alopecia 
  n  :  loss  of  hair  (especially  on  the  head)  or  wool  or  feathers; 
  in  humans  it  can  result  from  heredity  or  hormonal 
  imbalance  or  certain  diseases  or  drugs  and  treatments 
  (chemotherapy  for  cancer) 




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