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Meaning of "alopecia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ALOPECIA

From Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ALOPECIA

alopecia  [ˌæləˈpiːʃɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALOPECIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Alopecia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALOPECIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

alopecia

Hair loss

Hair loss or baldness is a loss of hair from the head or body. Baldness can refer to general hair loss or male pattern baldness specifically. Some types of baldness can be caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder. The extreme forms of alopecia areata are alopecia totalis, which involves the loss of all head hair, and alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the body. Baldness and hypotrichosis can have many causes, including fungal infection, traumatic damage, such as by compulsive pulling, as a result of radiotherapy or chemotherapy, and as a result of nutritional deficiencies such as iron, and as a result of autoimmune phenomena, including alopecia areata and hair loss associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Definition of alopecia in the English dictionary

The definition of alopecia in the dictionary is loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALOPECIA


Chuvashia
tʃuːˈvɑːʃɪə
endothecia
ˌendəʊˈθiːʃɪə
Lucretia
luːˈkriːʃɪə
marshier
ˈmɑːʃɪə
Mercia
ˈmɜːʃɪə
minutia
mɪˈnjuːʃɪə
Renfrewshire
ˈrɛnfruːʃɪə
retia
ˈriːʃɪə
Rhaetia
ˈriːʃɪə
Seleucia
sɪˈluːʃɪə
silesia
saɪˈliːʃɪə
Yakutia
jæˈkuːʃɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALOPECIA

aloha
aloin
alone
alonely
aloneness
along
along with
alongshore
alongshoreman
alongside
alongst
aloo
aloof
aloofly
aloofness
alopecic
alopecoid
Alost
aloud
alow

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALOPECIA

aecia
amphithecia
androecia
apothecia
gynaecia
gynecia
gynoecia
Magna Graecia
paramaecia
paramecia
paramoecia
perithecia
zoothecia

Synonyms and antonyms of alopecia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «alopecia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALOPECIA

Find out the translation of alopecia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of alopecia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «alopecia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脱发
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alopecia
570 millions of speakers

English

alopecia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खालित्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحاصة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

алопеция
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alopecia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টাক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

alopécie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alopecia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Alopezie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

脱毛症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

탈모증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Alopecia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

rụng tóc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழுக்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टक्कल पडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kellik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

alopecia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łysienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алопеція
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alopecie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλωπεκία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

alopecia
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

alopeci
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alopecia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of alopecia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALOPECIA»

The term «alopecia» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.828 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALOPECIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about alopecia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALOPECIA»

Discover the use of alopecia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to alopecia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Alopecia Areata: Understanding and Coping with Hair Loss
Alopecia areata is considered a medically harmless condition. But psychologically, alopecia areata can be acutely painful, affecting a person's emotional well-being and sense of self.
Wendy Thompson, Jerry Shapiro, 2000
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Princess Alopecia
Alopecia always stars as Princess Rapunzel in the Rapunzel Festival, until one day she finds a clump of hair on her pillow.
Yaacov Peterseil, 1999
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Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management
This, the first volume on the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, discusses in depth the primary cicatricial alopecias, with systematic coverage of clinical assessment, dermatopathology, medical management and numerous case studies ...
Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani, 2011
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Alopecia Areata
Describes the history, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of alopecia areata.
Janey Levy, 2006
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Androgenetic Alopecia: Modern Concepts of Pathogenesis and ...
This is followed by an explanation of some general measures for the prevention of androgenetic alopecia and a description of the treatments available.
Masumi Inaba, Yoshitaka Inaba, 2013
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Alopecia areata: understanding and coping with hair loss
Alopecia Areata includes a chapter devoted to the special needs of children with this condition and concludes with an epilogue that tells the story of a day in the life of a woman with alopecia areata, illustrating the various challenges ...
Wendy Thompson, Jerry Shapiro, 1996
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Homoeopathy in Acne and Alopecia
The author has tried his best to elucidate the nature of these diseases in brief so that every reader may easily grasp the subject.
P. S. Rawat, 1999
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The Girl from the Orchard Park with Alopecia: Based on a ...
How she dealt with the disease as well as the bullying in the project and in life in general. This is based on a true story detailing her life with alopecia.
Delena, 2012
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Female Alopecia: Guide to Successful Management
J Histochem Cytochem 461361—370 Kossard S (1994) Postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia: scarring alopecia in a pattern distribution. Arch Dermatol 1301770—774 Kossard S, Lee MS, Wilkinson B (1997) Postmenopausal frontal ...
Ralph M. Trüeb, 2013
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Signs and Symptoms
Loss of hair is termed effluvium, and the resulting condition is alopecia. lt may represent a significant loss or absence of hair affecting the scalp or other hair- bearing part of the body. Human hair follicles have three distinct growth phases: ...
Scott Kahan, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALOPECIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term alopecia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vet School: This fly-on-the-wall documentary has all the tension of …
In this opener, there's a baffling case on the feline ward as – Izzy the cat has alopecia. She recently lost part of her tail (owner Patricia has no ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon 2015: Behind the bravado of Nick Kyrgios
Moments, such as in Paris recently, when he and his brother Christos befriended an insecure teenage boy suffering from alopecia, a rare ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Liverpool FC Hairless XI: From Pepe Reina to Nicolas Anelka
... amongst the fanbase during his time at Anfield, but one thing that can't be debated was his shortage of hair, owing to his Alopecia affliction. «This Is Anfield, Jul 15»
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Homemade Hair Masks For Dull And Damaged Hair
This condition is known as alopecia. Most people normally experience hair loss in their 30s due to hormonal changes, unhealthy diet and ... «BoldSky, Jul 15»
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Seven-year-old friend makes incredible gesture of support to help …
Tomorrow, the first day of Alopecia Awareness Week, Ella, 7, will cut off ... “I'm cutting my hair for Ella and other kids with alopecia,” Mia said. «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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7 Brave, Beautiful Photos of Women With Alopecia
The project, which captures women of all ages with alopecia, was done in collaboration with the Baldvin association in Iceland. Baldvin means ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jul 15»
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students chop locks for a good cause
Alopecia is a form of autoimmune hair loss affecting the head and body and Waikato Dio's student council wanted to raise awareness and ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Bald is beautiful: Stunning images of women with alopecia
"Baldvin" , Sigga Ella's arresting series of photographs of women with alopecia shows that these women are no less feminine for being bald. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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6-year-old without hair wants to go to retreat to meet others with …
Diagnosed with alopecia, it's not likely it will ever grow back. "I want her to embrace not having hair," Ashley Turner, Sarah's mom, says. «14 News WFIE Evansville, Jul 15»
10
7 Stunning Portraits Of Women With Alopecia Redefine Femininity
With stark and stripped down images that demonstrate the power of portraiture, one Icelandic photographer has captured the beauty of bald ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Alopecia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/alopecia>. Jul 2019 ».
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