atony

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Borrowing from New Latin atonia, from Ancient Greek ἀτονία (atonía, languor), from ἄτονος (átonos, languid), from ἀ- (a-, privative) + τόνος (tónos, accent), from τείνειν (teínein, to stretch).

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atony (uncountable)

  1. Lack of muscle tone; flaccidity or atonia

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