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Atrophy

Apr 10, 2015 11:38 IST

    Atrophy: Noun 

    Pronunciation: A-truh'-fee 

    Meaning: The wasting away of the body due to defective nutrition or the withering of a part of the body due to nerve damage

    Usage/Example:

    The college student suffered from intellectual atrophy which was caused by the habitual use of hallucinogenic drugs.

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