verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
Words nearby atrophy
Origin of atrophy
OTHER WORDS FROM atrophya·troph·ic [uh-trof-ik, uh-troh-fik] /əˈtrɒf ɪk, əˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivenon·a·troph·ic, adjective
Examples from the Web for atrophic
“Eiweissmilch” is used in atrophic cases where there are bad green stools.Dietetics for Nurses|Fairfax T. Proudfit
The liver may be undergoing the atrophic degeneration to a marked extent and yet remain large—larger even than normal.
What several diseases of the skin are commonly followed by atrophic changes?
An atrophic, brittle, dry condition of the hair, and which may be either symptomatic or idiopathic.
The atrophic shrinking of the liver occurs more decidedly after the ninth day.