asthenic

adjective as·then·ic \ as-ˈthe-nik \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of asthenic

1 : of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : weak
2 : ectomorphic 2

Examples of asthenic in a Sentence

  1. resistance training can benefit the asthenic individual

Origin and Etymology of asthenic

borrowed from New Latin asthenicus, borrowed from Greek asthenikós, from asthen-, stem of asthenḗs "weak, feeble" + -ikos 1-ic — more at asthenia


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asthenic

adjective as·then·ic \ as-ˈthen-ik \

medical Definition of asthenic

1 : of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : debilitated
2 : characterized by slender build and slight muscular development : ectomorphic

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