verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
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Origin of atrophy
OTHER WORDS FROM atrophya·troph·ic [uh-trof-ik, uh-troh-fik], /əˈtrɒf ɪk, əˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivenon·a·troph·ic, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for atrophy
There is a rare variety of cancer of the corporeal endometrium, namely, that which attacks small atrophic uteri.
As the disease spreads the oldest part becomes dry and heals, the new epidermal covering being thin and atrophic in appearance.
Secondarily, from pressure, atrophy and destruction of the skin-glands, and atrophic degeneration of the fat and muscles result.
An atrophic, brittle, dry condition of the hair, and which may be either symptomatic or idiopathic.
What several diseases of the skin are commonly followed by atrophic changes?