atrophied at·ro·phied (āt'rə-fēd)
Characterized by atrophy.
|atrophy (āt'rə-fē) Pronunciation Key
A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
Note: The term is also used in a more general way to refer to a wasting process: “Since he stopped playing, his piano skills have atrophied.”