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1. atrophy

noun. ['ˈætrəfi'] a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse.

Synonyms

  • symptom
  • tabes
  • amyotrophy
  • kraurosis
  • amyotrophia
  • wasting

Antonyms

  • hypoglycemia
  • hypercalcemia
  • hypernatremia
  • hypokalemia

Etymology

  • atrophie (French)
  • atrophia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Atrophy

  • apostrophe
  • astrophotography
  • autobiography
  • bibliography
  • biography
  • calligraphy
  • catastrophe
  • choreography
  • chromatography
  • cinematography
  • crystallography
  • demography
  • discography
  • dystrophy
  • echography
  • geography
  • hagiography
  • historiography
  • iconography
  • kaumography

How do you pronounce atrophy?

Pronounce atrophy as ˈætrəfi.

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Sentences with atrophy


1. Noun, singular or mass
The cerebral atrophy in this study was only in the right hemisphere of the brain.

2.
Adverb
Of course, challenging your muscles at the gym with some weights will prevent
atrophy too.

3.
Verb, base form
Because the muscle will
atrophy**, regaining muscle strength can take several months.

Quotes about atrophy


1. I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

2. The well-being of a neuron depends on its ability to communicate with other neurons. Studies have shown that electrical and chemical stimulation from both a neuron's inputs and its targets support vital cellular processes. Neurons unable to connect effectively with other neurons atrophy. Useless, an abandoned neuron will die.
- Lisa Genova, Still Alice

2. atrophy

noun. ['ˈætrəfi'] any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use).

Synonyms

  • weakening

Antonyms

  • hypocalcemia
  • hyponatremia

Etymology

  • atrophie (French)
  • atrophia (Latin)

3. atrophy

verb. ['ˈætrəfi'] undergo atrophy.

Synonyms

  • wither
  • shrivel
  • shrivel up

Antonyms

  • increase
  • stand still
  • stretch
  • expand

Etymology

  • atrophie (French)
  • atrophia (Latin)
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