abiotrophy

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abiotrophy

 [a″bi-ot´rah-fe]
progressive loss of vitality of certain tissues or organs leading to disorders or loss of function; applied especially to degenerative hereditary diseases of late onset, such as Huntington's chorea. adj., adj abiotroph´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ab·i·ot·ro·phy

(ab-ē-ot'rō-fē),
An age-dependent manifestation of a genetically determined trait.
[G. a- priv. + bios, life, + trophē, nourishment]
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ab·i·ot·ro·phy

(ā'bī-ot'trŏ-fē)
An age-dependent manifestation of a genetically determined trait that has been latent from the time of conception.
[G. a- priv. + bios, life, + trophē, nourishment]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

abiotrophy

A general and inexact term referring to the effects of ageing, or to any degenerative process of unknown cause affecting tissue, especially nerve tissue. As knowledge extends the need for such terms diminishes.
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