Meaning of atrophy
Pronunciation: (a'tru-fē), [key]
— n., v., -phied, -phy•ing.
- a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.
- degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.
- to affect with or undergo atrophy.
- atrophy (Thesaurus)