from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to atrophy; characterized by atrophy; exhibiting or undergoing atrophy: as, an atrophic process; an atrophic organ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to atrophy.

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  • adjective medicine Of, pertaining to, or arising from atrophy

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  • adjective relating to or characterized by atrophy


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atrophy +‎ -ic


  • People with a stomach or intestinal disorder, such as atrophic gastritis

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  • DIGESTIVE TONIC Treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcer and chronic atrophic gastritis; improvement of indigestion

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  • There are combination antifungalsteroid creams available, but the risk is that overusing steroid cream on sensitive private parts or the face can lead to a thinning out of the skin permanently, with what are called “atrophic changes.”

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  • Roorback was becoming an online cesspool, slowly draining and dangerously atrophic—except everyone was a little bit brilliant, what with the embedded literary allusions and clever turns of phrase, the meta-references and nuanced understanding of irony.


  • I was, and am, a rumpish, atrophic female, with a Dr. Demento nimbus of ochre hair and the fuddled, myopic gaze of a small subterranean animal.


  • Stretch marks are technically atrophic scars, meaning the skin is thinner and pulled.

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  • Those open indentations are called patulous or atrophic scars, and there are ice pick scars that look like tiny indented slivers on the skin.

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  • For indented scars—patulous or atrophic scars and ice-pick scars—there are a few fairly extreme options.

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  • Third, Weber envisions the future of rationalization not only in terms of “mechanized petrification,” but also of a chaotic, even atrophic, inundation of subjective values.


  • The most prominent findings were scattered atrophic myofibers that were mostly type one oxidative phosphorylation dependent myofibers, mild increase in lipid in selected myofibers, and occasional myofiber with reduced cytochrome c oxidase activity.

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