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atrophy

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780198524038
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727511
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The word comes from the Greek, meaning ‘ill-fed’. In biomedical terms it means wasting — loss of mass from a

Reference Entry.  154 words. 

Subjects: Biological Sciences

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