abiotrophy

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abiotrophy a·bi·ot·ro·phy (ā'bī-ŏt'rə-fē)
n.

  1. Premature loss of vitality or degeneration of cells or tissues, especially when due to genetic causes.

  2. A hereditary degenerative disease. Also called abiosis.

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