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adynamic

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adjective ady·nam·ic \ˌā-(ˌ)dī-ˈna-mik, ˌa-də-ˈna-\

Definition of adynamic

  1. :  characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function <adynamic ileus>



Origin and Etymology of adynamic

Greek adynamia lack of strength, from a- + dynamis power, from dynasthai to be able


First Known Use: 1829


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adynamic

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adjective ady·nam·ic \ˌā-(ˌ)dī-ˈnam-ik, ˌad-ə-ˈnam-\

Medical Definition of adynamic

  1. :  characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function <adynamic fevers such as typhoid> <adynamic ileus>




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