noun. 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).
- alopecia (Latin)
Example sentences of the word alopecia
Catching traction alopecia early is key to growing back any lost hair.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Seasonal alopecia tends to start in the early spring or late fall and last for approximately six months before the hair grows back in.
3. Verb, past participle
Most of the children helped, though, have alopecia areata.
4. Noun, plural
She may also order an X-ray or ultrasound if she thinks cancer could be the culprit, since cancer often causes alopecia in cats.
There may be alopecia or kitty's coat and skin may become dull and lose its elasticity.
6. Verb, base form
Hair loss due to alopecia X generally starts when your husky is between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.