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
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Example sentences from the Web for atrophy
Those skills often remain undeveloped in modern societies because we can compensate for their atrophy through sophisticated technology.
The atrophy in my legs is terrible from taking so much time off, so it will be a tough recovery.
If pilots are not flying, their skills atrophy and that could put their lives in danger.
Still, the atrophy continued, as did the collapse of Vatican-backed dictatorships in Portugal, Spain and Latin America.
He was born with spinal muscular atrophy, which kills 50 percent of the babies diagnosed with it before the age of 2.‘Miracle Boy Grows Up’: Ben Mattlin Speaks to Jay McInerney|Jay McInerney|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Five-month-old Avery Lynn Canahuati died Monday of complications from spinal muscular atrophy.‘Bucket List’ Baby Avery Canahuati: Facts About Spinal Muscular Atrophy|Andrew Carter|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It hinders the immune system, causes insomnia, and speeds the atrophy of the brain, to name a few.
But a prolonged use of the visual mechanism tends to hypertrophy—or atrophy, as the eyes of deep-sea fishes show.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
And to one of his class, there are many forces ever present to atrophy such simple, wholesome power of loving.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
We may therefore conclude that its atrophy, like its development, takes place from before backwards.
In stage L it is still fairly large in the tail, though it has begun to atrophy anteriorly.
It is less developed than before, but is still present up to the period of the atrophy of the head-kidney.