Atrophy

To waste away, to wither. The decrease in size of a tissue, organ occurs after full development. It is a condition in which the affected cells undergo degenerative and auto-lytic changes, decrease in size, and have a lessened functional capacity.
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atrophy

[n] - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse 2. [n] - any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use) 3. [v] - undergo atrophy
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Atrophy

Withering away Decrease in size and functional ability of tissue or organs.
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Atrophy

Reduction in size and/or mass of cells and tissues, especially relating to muscle fibres.
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atrophy

Wasting away of the body or of an organ or tissue, involving a decrease in size and (or) numbers of cells.
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Atrophy

The process which is observed during the wasting of a tissue or an organ.
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Atrophy

The process which is observed during the wasting of a tissue or an organ.
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Atrophy

To shrink.
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Atrophy

the shrinkage or near disappearance of a tissue or organ
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Atrophy

Wasting away or emaciation. Usually modified e.g. Brain atrophy
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Atrophy

Wasting away or decrease in size of a part of the body
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Atrophy

wasting
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Atrophy

degeneration or shrinkage [Collins]
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Atrophy

To shrival or shrink from disuse, as in muscular atrophy.
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Atrophy

A wasting away through cell degeneration.
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Atrophy

Atrophy: Wasting away or diminution. Muscle atrophy is wasting of muscle, decrease in muscle mass. A nerve can also show atrophy. For example, atrophy of the optic nerve diminishes vision.
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Atrophy

Decrease in size and functional ability of tissue or organs.
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atrophy

Wasting away of tissue.
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy noun [ Latin atrophia , Greek ...; 'a priv. + ... to nourish: confer French atrophie .] A wasting away from want of nourishment; diminution in bulk or slow emaciation of the body or of any part. Milton.
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy transitive verb [ past participle Atrophied ] To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
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Atrophy

At'ro·phy intransitive verb To waste away; to dwindle.
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atrophy

<pathology> A wasting away, a diminution in the size of a cell, tissue, organ or part. ... Origin: L., Gr. Atrophia ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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atrophy

withering noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
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atrophy

wasting noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
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atrophy

verb undergo atrophy; `Muscles that are not used will atrophy`
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