sarcopenia

Main Entry:  sarcopenia
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a condition of age-related loss of muscle mass and strength
Example:  Sarcopenia is often found in combination with osteoporosis.
Etymology:  1991; sarco- 'flesh or muscle' + -penia 'loss or deficiency'
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sarcomere
Next Definition: sarcophaga
Words Near: sarcopenia
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sarcopenia
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sarcopenia
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature