Origin of atrophy
OTHER WORDS FROM atrophya·troph·ic [uh-trof-ik, uh-troh-fik], /əˈtrɒf ɪk, əˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivenon·a·troph·ic, adjective
How to use atrophy in a sentence
A muscle that is left without exercise softens and finally atrophies.A Girl's Student Days and After|Jeannette Marks
I can only conclude that it gradually atrophies, and finally vanishes without leaving a trace.
Towards the close of this period the upper part of the cavity atrophies.
In Torpedo embryos the head-cavity is much smaller, and atrophies earlier than in the embryos of Pristiurus and Scyllium.
It is more developed in Scyllium than in Raja, but atrophies early in both genera.