hemiatrophy

noun
hemi·​at·​ro·​phy | \ -ˈa-trə-fē How to pronounce hemiatrophy (audio) \
plural hemiatrophies

Medical Definition of hemiatrophy

: atrophy that affects one half of an organ or part or one side of the whole body facial hemiatrophy — compare hemihypertrophy

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“Hemiatrophy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hemiatrophy. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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