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at•ro•phy



Pronunciation: (a'tru-fē), [key]
n., v., -phied, -phy•ing.


n.
1. Also,a•tro•phi•aPronunciation: (u-trō'fē-u). [key] Pathol.a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
2. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.

v.t., v.i.
to affect with or undergo atrophy.

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