atrophic


atrophic
atrophy VERB (atrophies, atrophied) 1) (of body tissue or an organ) waste away. 2) gradually become less effective or vigorous.
NOUN the condition or process of atrophying.
DERIVATIVES atrophic adjective.
ORIGIN from Greek atrophia 'lack of food' .

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