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abiotrophy

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

Definition of ABIOTROPHY

:  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>
abio·tro·phic \ˌā-ˌbī-ō-ˈtrō-fik, -ˈträf-ik\ adjective
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