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Meaning of ATONY

Pronunciation:  'atnee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
 

ATONY is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amyotonia, atonia, atonicity
 
 Antonyms: tone, tonicity, tonus
 
 See Also: condition, status

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\At"o*ny\, n. [Gr. ? slackness; 'a priv. + ? tone,
strength, ? to stretch: cf. F. atonie.] (Med.)
Want of tone; weakness of the system, or of any organ,
especially of such as are contractile.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adynamia, anemia, blah feeling, bloodlessness, cachexia, cachexy, cowardice, debilitation, debility, dullness, etiolation, faintness, fatigue, feebleness, flabbiness, flaccidity, impotence, languishment, languor, lassitude, listlessness, prostration, sluggishness, softness, strengthlessness, weakliness, weakness, weariness
 

 

 

 

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