atony

noun at·o·ny \ ˈa-tə-nē \

Definition of atony

: 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


Medical Dictionary

atony

noun at·o·ny \ ˈat-ᵊn-ē \
variants: or atonia play \(ˈ)ā-ˈtō-nē-ə\

medical Definition of atony

plural atonies or atonias
: lack of physiological tone especially of a contractile organ

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