- a person of the asthenic type.
Origin of asthenic
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Examples from the Web for asthenic
No one will deny that fear is the type of asthenic manifestations.Essay on the Creative Imagination
These were to be used respectively in asthenic and in sthenic disorders.
These latter were to be used in sthenic, the others in asthenic disorders.
He believed in two classes of diseases—sthenic and asthenic.Catharine Furze
Stimulants are to be freely used in all asthenic conditions.
- of, relating to, or having asthenia; weak
- (in constitutional psychology) referring to a physique characterized by long limbs and a small trunk: claimed to be associated with a schizoid personalitySee also somatotype
- a person having long limbs and a small trunk
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Word Origin and History for asthenic
1789, from Modern Latin, from Greek asthenikos, from asthenes "weak, without strength, feeble" (see asthenia).
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