from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Progressive degeneration of an organ or tissue caused by loss of cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a degeneration in the functioning of an organ due to the loss of cells

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as atrophy.
  • n. An abnormal state due to defective nutrition.


hypo- + -trophy (Wiktionary)


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