verb (used with or without object), at·ro·phied, at·ro·phy·ing.
- atrophic rhinitis,
- atrophic vaginitis,
Origin of atrophy
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.
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.