Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Degeneration due to congenital deficiency of vital force.

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  • noun medicine Premature degeneration of cells or tissues, especially with genetic causes; loss of function of organ or cell, not due to injury.

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  • noun a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury

Etymologies

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abio- (“without life”) +‎ -trophy (“development”)

Examples

  • Studies have shown that a horse can carry the gene for equine cerebellar abiotrophy and not be affected by it.

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