abiotrophy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.baɪˈɑ.tɹə.fi/, /ˌæ.biˈɑ.tɹə.fi/[1]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: a‧bi‧o‧tro‧phy

Noun[edit]

abiotrophy (plural abiotrophies)

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clayton L. Thomas, editor (1940) Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 5th edition, Philadelphia, Pa.: F. A. Davis Company, published 1993, →ISBN, page 6.