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Definition of the noun alopecia

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noun - plural: alopecias

  1. 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)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: baldness / phalacrosis = the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
    • more specific term: alopecia areata = patchy baldness

Alternative definition of the noun alopecia


  1. See Baldness.
  2. [pathology] Deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth.
  3. [medicine] Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease.


"Alopecia" is the second full-length studio album by American indie group Why?. It was released on March 11, 2008 by Anticon. It is the first Why? album to feature Mark Erickson and Andrew Broder of Fog. Before the release of the album, the band requested that fans would send pictures of their palms in order to feature them in the cover art of the album.

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Google previewSaunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Dermatology (2008)

by Anita Patel, Peter J. Forsythe

Colour dilution alopecia is a form of hair follicle dysplasia. Dysplastic hair follicle diseases are characterized by abnormal growth and development of the hair follicle or associated glands. Hair follicle dysplasia may result in distortion, abnormal ...

Google previewSmall Animal Dermatology (2008)

by Anita Patel, Peter Forsythe

Colour dilution alopecia is a form of hair follicle dysplasia. Dysplastic hair follicle diseases are characterized by abnormal growth and development of the hair follicle or associated glands. Hair follicle dysplasia may result in distortion, abnormal ...

Google previewA System of Practical Medicine (1886)

by William Pepper, Louis Starr

Idiopathic premature alopecia is the term applied to the baldness which begins to manifest itself about the age of twenty-five or thirty. The hairs may fall out rapidly or the loss may take place slowly. In these cases the normal hairs are usually ...

Google previewThe Alopecias (2015)

Diagnosis and Treatments by Pierre Bouhanna, Eric Bouhanna

By definition, alopecia is the acquired condition of recognizable hair loss...

Google previewMale Alopecia (2014)

Guide to Successful Management by Ralph M. Trüeb, Won-Soo Lee

Alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss that occurs after puberty in both sexes. Patients typically present with progressive thinning and shortening of hair ...

Google previewABC of Dermatology (2014)

by Rachael Morris-Jones

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is an increasingly prevalent variant, which affects predominantly postmenopausal women. There is...

Traction alopecia is a non- inflammatory scarring alopecia usually presenting with frontal or temporal hair loss.

Google previewSkin Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2008)

Clinical and Histopathologic Diagnosis by Thelma Lee Gross, Peter J. Ihrke, Emily J. Walder, Verena K. Affolter

Feline psychogenic alopecia is a relatively uncommon skin disease characterized by self-traumatic hair removal that is not associated with identifiable underlying causes. It is thought to be an obsessive/compulsive disorder or ...

Google previewPediatric Dermatology (2013)

by Bernard A. Cohen

Scarring alopecia is a frequent complication of aplasia cutis congenita and incontinentia pigmenti, in which localized vasospasm, thrombosis, or vasculitis results in necrosis and ulceration of the skin. Aplasia cutis may present on the scalp ...

Google previewFerrets, Rabbits and Rodents (2011)

Clinical Medicine and Surgery by Katherine Quesenberry, James W. Carpenter

Progressive alopecia is the most common historic finding. Hair loss typically begins in the late winter or early spring and may continue until the ferret is partially or completely bald. Occasionally the hair coat may regrow fully during the fall.

Google previewThe Medical News (1884)

Alopecia is a terni used to express more or less complete, partial or universal baldness, irrespective of cause. The varieties are as follows : In congenital alopecia it may be partial or entire, usually the former. In one case, reported by Schede, ...

Google previewEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments (2003)

by Andreas D. Katsambas, Torello M. Lotti

Seborrhoeic alopecia is a former name coined by Sabouraud to insist on the oily aspect of the scalp and hair which is so common in these patients. Definition and epidemiology Androgenic alopecia is at least in part hereditary. It depends on ...

Google previewBody Language for Business (2012)

Trips, Tricks, and Skills for Creating Great First Impressions, Controlling Anxiety, Exuding Confidence, and Ensuring Successful Interviews, Meetings, and Relationships by Max A. Eggert

Androgenic alopecia is the fancy name for this and consequently it is difficult for older men ( and some women) to have long hair. In the USA 25 per cent of men begin to go bald ...

Google previewAlveolar Bone Grafting Techniques in Dental Implant Preparation, An Issue of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics (2010)

by Peter Waite

Alopecia is the most common complication and can be minimized by limited cautery along the incision line. Larson51 ...

Google previewEquine Dermatology (2010)

by Danny W. Scott, William H. Miller Jr.

ALOPECIA. Linear alopecia is a rare linear dermatosis of the horse.6,9, 19. Cause. and. Pathogenesis. The cause and pathogenesis are unknown. Although the disorder has been seen in many breeds, the frequent occurrence in ...

Google previewYear Book of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery 2012 (2012)

by James Q. Del Rosso

Cicatricial alopecia refers to destruction of the hair follicle and replacement of the follicular epithelium with connective tissue, which may lead to permanent hair loss. Differential diagnosis includes DLE, lichen planopilaris, acne keloidalis, ...

Google previewLookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (2013)

by James G. Marks Jr., Jeffrey J. Miller

Tinea capitis – lymphadenopathy in conjunction with patches of alopecia is a typical sign. FIGURE 20.13 Tinea capitis. Epidermis – hyperkeratosis, broken hair; spores and hyphae in stratum corneum and hair shaft. Dermis ...

Google previewMilady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding (2013)

by Diane Carol Bailey, Diane Da Costa

Alopecia is the general term for a variety of problems, such as abnormal hair loss, balding, or reduced hair density (Figure 6–8). It is an autoimmune disorder that mistakenly attacks the hair follicle during the anagen ortelogen growth phase.

Google previewUSMLE Platinum Notes Step 2 CK (2016)

by Ashfaq UI Hassan

Alopecia is a side effect of the following drugs: – Warfarin – Heparin – Propylthiouracil – Carbimazole – Vitamin A, isotretinoin, acetretin – Lithium – Beta blockers – Colchicine and amphetamines • Less commonly, nonscarring alopecia is ...

Google previewHair Transplant 360 (For Physicians), Volume 1 (2011)

by Lam Samuel M

Planning Traction alopecia is a condition that typically responds very well to hair transplantation. As tight braiding is principally in the temporal region, this tends to be the focus of the procedure. However, in this patient the degree of hair loss ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1915)

by Casey Albert Wood

Eyelids, Alopecia areata of the. This condition of baldness in spots occurs sometimes in the eyelids. Hysterical alopecia of the lids is occasionally seen in neurotic females and in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

alopecia, androgenetic The most common type of hair loss that includes hereditary HAIR LOSS ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

Alopecia Areata Alopecia areata is an AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER in which the body's immune system attacks clusters of hair follicles, halting hair growth and causing round patches of baldness that vary in size and can extend to ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Alopecia ingredient in skin preparations and the juice is reputed to be of benefit in cases of eczema.

A temporary alopecia is occasionally seen in newborn animals, and also in the dams of newborn animals. The female rabbit dam plucks ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alloplastic alopecia areata alloplastic /alމǀāplasމtik/, 1. pertaining to or characterised by alloplasty. 2. pertaining to an alloplast. alloplastic manoeuvre [ Gk, allos + plassein, to mould], (in psychology) a process that is part of adaptation , ...

Google previewThe Lupus Encyclopedia (2014)

A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families by Donald E. Thomas, Jr.

Nonspecific Rashes Seen in People Who Have SLE Oral, nasal, and vaginal mucosa ulcers Alopecia (hair loss) Cutaneous vasculitis Palpable purpura Urticarial vasculitis Ulcers Livedo reticularis Telangiectasias Palmar erythema ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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