al·o·pe·cia (ăl′ə-pēshə, -shē-ə)
Complete or partial loss of hair from the head or other parts of the body.
[Latin alōpecia, fox-mange, from Greek alōpekiā, from alōpēx, alōpek-, fox; see wp-ē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
al′o·pecic (-pēsĭk) adj.
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