Saturday, 5 January 2013

Alopecia

ALOPECIA

Noun. Late Middle English. 
[Latin from Greek alopekia lit. 'fox-mange' from alopek-, alopex fox]  

MEDICINE. Hair loss, baldness. 

Now there's a word with a cruel etymology; as if going bald wasn't demeaning enough. 

2 comments:

  1. where on earth do you find these pictures? dad asks is that one of him you secretly took?

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    1. Your Dad sounds like a rather wily old fox. There's no way I'd be able to sneak up on him.

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