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abiotrophy

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noun abi·ot·ro·phy \ˌā-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-trə-fē\

Medical Definition of abiotrophy

plural abiotrophies

  1. :  degeneration or loss of function or vitality in an organism or in cells or tissues not due to any apparent injury <senile dementia and related abiotrophies—David Bowen>

abiotrophic \ˌā-ˌbī-ō-ˈtrō-fik, -ˈträf-ik\play play adjective



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