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- noun Degeneration due to congenital deficiency of vital force.
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- noun medicine Premature
degenerationof cellsor 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
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abio- (“without life”) + -trophy (“development”)
Studies have shown that a horse can carry the gene for equine cerebellar abiotrophy and not be affected by it.