atony


at·o·ny

noun \ˈa-tə-nē\

Definition of ATONY

:  lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ

Origin of ATONY

Late Latin atonia, from Greek, from atonos without tone, from a- + tonos tone
First Known Use: 1693

at·o·ny

noun \ˈat-ən-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural at·o·nies or at·o·ni·as

Medical Definition of ATONY

: lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ

Variants of ATONY

at·o·ny or ato·nia \(ˈ)ā-ˈtō-nē-ə\

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