adynamic

adjective ady·nam·ic \ ˌā-(ˌ)dī-ˈna-mik , ˌa-də-ˈna- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of adynamic

: characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function
  • adynamic ileus

Origin and Etymology of adynamic

borrowed from French adynamique, from adynamie "asthenia caused by disease" (borrowed from Greek adynamía "lack of strength, debility," from a- 2a- + -dynamia, form in composition of dýnamis "force, power") + -ique 1-ic — more at 1dynamic


Medical Dictionary

adynamic

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

medical Definition of adynamic

: characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function
  • adynamic fevers such as typhoid
  • adynamic ileus

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