Definición de atrophy en inglés:


Saltos de línea: at¦ro|phy
Pronunciación: /ˈatrəfi

verbo (atrophies, atrophying, atrophied)

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  • 1(Of body tissue or an organ) waste away, especially as a result of the degeneration of cells, or become vestigial during evolution: the calf muscles will atrophy (as adjective atrophied) in some beetles, the hindwings are atrophied
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    • The cells gradually degenerate over a period of time and cause paralysis as muscles atrophy throughout the body.
    • The retinal pigment membrane cells slowly degenerate and atrophy, and central vision is lost.
    • In addition, your muscles might atrophy and you could have trouble walking.
    waste away, waste, become emaciated, wither, shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, become shrunken, dry up, decay, wilt; decline, deteriorate, degenerate, grow weak, weaken, become debilitated, become enfeebled
  • 2Gradually decline in effectiveness or vigour due to underuse or neglect: the imagination can atrophy from lack of use
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    • For creativity is a muscle that must be worked or it will gradually atrophy and wither.
    • It is difficult to envision how this inflationary boom can run smoothly for a sector so atrophied after years of neglect.
    • The meeting would have gone well but being a blogger and spending most of my free time online, my social skills have atrophied to the point where I can now barely manage to get served in shops.
    peter out, taper off, tail off, dwindle, deteriorate, decline, wane, fade, fade away, fade out, give in, give up, give way, crumble, disintegrate, collapse, slump, go downhill, draw to a close, subside; be neglected, be abandoned, be disregarded, be forgotten


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  • There has also been an increased incidence of atrophic gastritis and achlorhydria in patients with gluten sensitivity.
  • If multifocal atrophic gastritis is found, repeat surveillance every one to three years should be considered.
  • In atrophic disease, the macula usually shows areas of depigmentation.


late 16th century: from French atrophier (verb), atrophie (noun), from late Latin atrophia, from Greek, 'lack of food', from a- 'without' + trophē 'food'.

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