[ simp-toh-sis ]
/ sɪmpˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

local or general atrophy.
wasting away; emaciation.

Origin of symptosis

< Greek sýmptōsis a falling together, collapse, equivalent to symptō- (see symptom) + -sis -sis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for symptosis


[ sĭm-tōsĭs, sĭmp- ]


A localized or general wasting of the body.
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