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definition of the word atrophy

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From French atrophie < Latin atrophia < Ancient Greek ἀτροφία (atrophia) “a wasting away” < ἄτροφος (atrophos) “ill-fed, un-nourished” < ἀ- (a-) “not” + τροφή (trophē) “nourishment” < τρέφω (trephō) “I fatten.”

Singular
atrophy

Plural
atrophies

atrophy (plural atrophies)

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  1. (pathology) A reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease, injury or lack of use.

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