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atrophy

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noun at·ro·phy \ˈa-trə-fē\

Medical Definition of atrophy

plural atrophies

  1. :  decrease in size or wasting away of a body part or tissue; also :  arrested development or loss of a part or organ incidental to the normal development or life of an animal or plant




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atrophy

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verb at·ro·phy \ˈa-trə-fē, -ˌfī\

Medical Definition of atrophy

atrophied; atrophying

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to undergo atrophy <the inactive muscles atrophied>

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to cause to undergo atrophy <disuse atrophied the arm>





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