Definition of atrophic in US English:



  • See atrophy

    • ‘If multifocal atrophic gastritis is found, repeat surveillance every one to three years should be considered.’
    • ‘Sometimes the lesions heal at one place with a white atrophic scar and then spread actively to the neighboring skin.’
    • ‘An autopsy was performed, which showed atrophic muscle fibers microscopically.’
    • ‘Computed tomography of the adrenal glands revealed both glands to be small and atrophic with evidence of bilateral calcification.’
    • ‘There has also been an increased incidence of atrophic gastritis and achlorhydria in patients with gluten sensitivity.’
    • ‘Clinical trials have not proved any drugs to be effective in preventing or treating atrophic or exudative age-related macular degeneration.’
    • ‘In atrophic disease, the macula usually shows areas of depigmentation.’