Definitions of alopecia

  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)
  2. Alt. of Alopecy
  3. Acomia, calvities, baldness.
  4. Complete or partial loss of the hair.
  5. The fox- evil or scurf; any kind of baldness.

Usage examples for alopecia

  1. This consists in avoiding conditions that may lead to alopecia and in correcting the diet. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. Young man, urticaria is hives, rubeola is measles, and alopecia is baldness! – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. At the end of three months I had called six times, and each time got a new recipe, and detected no difference in the course of my " alopecia." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  4. " The dry weather is very hard on alopecia," he asserted finally, and was evidently relieved to see Miss Cornelia receive the statement with a pleasant smile. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart