symptosis

[ simp-toh-sis ]
/ sɪmpˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

local or general atrophy.
wasting away; emaciation.

Nearby words

  1. symptomatology,
  2. symptomatolytic,
  3. symptomize,
  4. symptomless,
  5. symptomology,
  6. syn,
  7. syn-,
  8. syn.,
  9. synaeresis,
  10. synaesthesia

Origin of symptosis

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

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Medicine definitions for symptosis

symptosis

[ sĭm-tōsĭs, sĭmp- ]

n.

A localized or general wasting of the body.

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