abiotrophy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abio- (without life) +‎ -trophy (development)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.baɪˈɑ.tɹə.fi/, /ˌæ.biˈɑ.tɹə.fi/[1]
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Noun[edit]

abiotrophy (plural abiotrphies)

  1. (medicine) Premature degeneration of cells or tissues, especially with genetic causes; loss of function of organ or cell, not due to injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, edition 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 6: