Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[ey-bahy-o-truh-fee, ab-ee-] /ˌeɪ baɪˈɒ trə fi, ˌæb i-/
noun, Pathology.
the loss of vitality in or the degeneration of certain cells or tissues, as in the aging process.
Origin of abiotrophy
a-6 + bio- + -trophy
Related forms
[ey-bahy-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, ab-ee-] /ˌeɪ baɪ əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌæb i-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for abiotrophy


the progressive degeneration of tissues, cells, etc
Derived Forms
abiotrophic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek a-1 + bio- + trophy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
abiotrophy in Medicine

abiotrophy a·bi·ot·ro·phy (ā'bī-ŏt'rə-fē)

  1. Premature loss of vitality or degeneration of cells or tissues, especially when due to genetic causes.

  2. A hereditary degenerative disease. Also called abiosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for abiotrophy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for abiotrophy

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for abiotrophy