Definition of Abiotrophy

1. Noun. A loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury.

Generic synonyms: Degeneration, Retrogression



Definition of Abiotrophy

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

2. Noun. (medicine) the associated hereditary disease of abiosis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Abiotrophy

1. Premature loss of a cell or tissues ability to function. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abiotrophy

abiogenist
abiogenists
abiogenous
abiogeny
abiological
abiologically
abioses
abioseston
abiosestons
abiosis
abiotic
abiotic stress
abiotic transformation
abiotically
abiotrophic
abiotrophy (current term)
abiotrphies
abir
abiraterone
abirritant
abirritants
abirritate
abirritated
abirritates
abirritating
abirritation
abirritations
abirritative
abirs
abisetaoshi

Literary usage of Abiotrophy

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1904)
"Second Scries—"Subjective Sensations of Sight and Sound, abiotrophy and otber Lectures ... In neural abiotrophy, the slow decay or " failure to live on " is ..."

2. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1906)
"Compare with the foregoing the views presented by Cowers " in regard to " diseases from defect of life " to which he gives the designation " abiotrophy " to ..."

3. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1920)
"... constituting what might be called an abiotrophy, its progress explained as follows: The increase in the neuralgia is like that in neuronic abiotrophy, ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"... we speak of it as 'degeneration' ; but the process is in many cases—perhaps in most— an essential failure of vitality." The term "abiotrophy" desig- ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1903)
"... we speak of it as 'degeneration' ; but the process is in many cases—perhaps in most— an essential failure of vitality." The term "abiotrophy" desig- ..."

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