[ ey-bahy-o-truh-fee, ab-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪˈɒ trə fi, ˌæb i- /
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the loss of vitality in or the degeneration of certain cells or tissues, as in the aging process.
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OTHER WORDS FROM abiotrophya·bi·o·troph·ic [ey-bahy-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik, ab-ee-], /ˌeɪ baɪ əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk, ˌæb i-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for abiotrophy
/ (ˌeɪbaɪəʊˈtrəʊfɪ) /
the progressive degeneration of tissues, cells, etc
Derived forms of abiotrophyabiotrophic, adjective
Word Origin for abiotrophy
C20: from Greek a- 1 + bio- + trophy
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Medical definitions for abiotrophy
[ ā′bī-ŏt′rə-fē ]
Premature loss of vitality or degeneration of cells or tissues, especially when due to genetic causes.
A hereditary degenerative disease.abiosis
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