Share this entry

Share this page

alopecia

División en sílabas: al·o·pe·ci·a
Pronunciación: /ˌaləˈpēSH(ē)ə
 
/

Definición de alopecia en inglés:

sustantivo

Medicine
The partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows; baldness.
Example sentences
  • Minor toxic effects, such as stomatitis, malaise, nausea, diarrhea, headaches and mild alopecia, are common but respond to folate supplementation.
  • Patients with trichotillomania usually present with poorly defined, irregularly shaped, or linear patches of partial alopecia, frequently on the scalp.
  • While the discovery could lead to new treatments for baldness and conditions like alopecia, the researchers believe it may also help burn victims.

Origen

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek alōpekia, literally 'fox mange', from alōpēx 'fox'.

Words that rhyme with alopecia

godetia, Helvetia

Definición de alopecia en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día reciprocity
Pronunciación: ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪti
noun
exchanging things with others for mutual benefit…