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Meaning of ATROPHY

Pronunciation:  'atrufee

Matching Terms:  atrophic, atrophic arthritis, atrophic gastritis, atrophied

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 Definition: a continuous decline of a body part or tissue, usually a muscle, following a period of disuse or immobility.
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