1. [ noun ] (medicine) any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
Synonyms: cachexy cachexia
Related terms: infirmity waste
2. [ noun ] (medicine) a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
Synonyms: atrophy wasting_away
Related terms: symptom amyotrophia kraurosis tabes atrophy