asthenia

[ as-thee-nee-uh ]
/ æsˈθi ni ə /

noun

lack or loss of strength; weakness.

Origin of asthenia

1795–1805; < New Latin < Greek asthéneia weakness, equivalent to asthene-, stem of asthenḗs (a- a-6 + sthene-, variant stem of sthénos strength) + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for asthenia

asthenia

astheny (ˈæsθənɪ)

/ (æsˈθiːnɪə) /

noun

pathol an abnormal loss of strength; debility

Word Origin for asthenia

C19: via New Latin from Greek astheneia weakness, from a- 1 + sthenos strength
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Medicine definitions for asthenia

asthenia
[ ăs-thēnē-ə ]

n.

Loss or lack of bodily strength; weakness; debility.

Other words from asthenia

as•thenic (-thĕnĭk) adj.
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