abiotrophy

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. abiogenic,
  2. abiological,
  3. abiosis,
  4. abiotic,
  5. abiotic factor,
  6. abirritant,
  7. abirritate,
  8. abirritation,
  9. abirritative,
  10. abishag

Origin of abiotrophy


Related formsa·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

abiotrophy

/ (ˌeɪbaɪəʊˈtrəʊfɪ) /

noun

the progressive degeneration of tissues, cells, etc
Derived Formsabiotrophic, adjective

Word Origin for abiotrophy

C20: from Greek a- 1 + bio- + trophy

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Medicine definitions for abiotrophy

abiotrophy

[ ā′bī-ŏtrə-fē ]

n.

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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