Definition of Athrepsia

1. n. Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings.



Medical Definition of Athrepsia

1. 1. Obsolete term for marasmus. 2. As used by Ehrlich, immunity to transplanted neoplastic cells due to a lack of nourishment in the sense of a deficiency of supposed substances required for the development of such cells. Synonym: atrepsy. Origin: G. A-priv. + threpsis, nourishment (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athrepsia

athletic sock
athletic supporters
athletic training
athletic type
athletic wear
athletically
athleticism
athleticisms
athletick
athletics
athleticwear
athletism
athodyd
athodyds
athrepsia (current term)
athrill
athrob
athrocyte
athrocytes
athrocytosis
athrombia
athwart
athwartship
athwartships
athymic
athyrea

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