verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
Origin of atrophy
Examples from the Web for atrophic
Historical Examples of atrophic
The liver may be undergoing the atrophic degeneration to a marked extent and yet remain large—larger even than normal.
The atrophic shrinking of the liver occurs more decidedly after the ninth day.
By the timely administration of one or more of these would it not be possible to stay the progress of the atrophic degeneration?
Her expression and appearance was that of a young person, only her atrophic breasts and the fat on her buttocks betraying her age.Benign Stupors
As the name indicates, the lesions are atrophic, but not all examples show this.
noun plural -phies
verb -phies, -phying or -phied
Word Origin for atrophy
"a wasting away through lack of nourishment," 1620s (atrophied is from 1590s), from French atrophie, from Late Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophia "a wasting away," noun of state from atrophos "ill-fed, un-nourished," from a- "not" + trophe "nourishment," from trephein "to fatten" (see -trophy).
1822 (implied in atrophied), from atrophy (n.). Related: Atrophying.