atony

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noun at·o·ny \ˈa-tə-nē\

Definition of atony

  1. :  lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ

Origin and Etymology of atony

Late Latin atonia, from Greek, from atonos without tone, from a- + tonos tone


First Known Use: 1693


Medical Dictionary

atony

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noun at·o·ny \ˈat-ən-ē\
variants: or

atonia

\(ˈ)ā-ˈtō-nē-ə\play

Medical Definition of atony

plural

atonies

or

atonias

  1. :  lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ


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