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symptosis

[ simp-toh-sis ]
/ sɪmpˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

local or general atrophy.
wasting away; emaciation.

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Origin of symptosis

<Greek sýmptōsis a falling together, collapse, equivalent to symptō- (see symptom) + -sis-sis
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Medical definitions for symptosis

symptosis
[ sĭm-tōsĭs, sĭmp- ]

n.

A localized or general wasting of the body.
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