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noun (atroph, ies)
  1. (pathology) A reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease, injury or lack of use.
Translations: 
  • Italian: atrofia
verb (atroph, i, ed)
  1. to wither or waste away
Translations: 
  • Spanish: atrofiar
Etymology: From French atrophie < atrophia < Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (atrophia) "a wasting away" < (polytonic, á) (atrophos) "ill-fed, un-nourished" < (polytonic, á-) (a-) "not" + (polytonic, ) (trophÄ) "nourishment" < (polytonic, ) (trephÅ) "I fatten."


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