atrophodermatosis at·ro·pho·der·ma·to·sis (āt’rə-fō-dûr’mə-tō’sĭs)
A cutaneous disorder characterized by skin atrophy.
Also, atrophia [uh-troh-fee-uh] /əˈtroʊ fi ə/ (Show IPA). Pathology. a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage. degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse: He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought. to affect with or undergo atrophy. […]
a poisonous crystalline alkaloid, C 17 H 23 NO 3 , obtained from belladonna and other plants of the nightshade family, that prevents the response of various body structures to certain types of nerve stimulation: used chiefly to relieve spasms, to lessen secretions, and, topically, to dilate the pupil of the eye. Contemporary Examples Victims […]
poisoning resulting from or belladonna.
the Fate who cuts the thread of life. Historical Examples Clotho draws the thread, Lachesis turns the wheel, and Atropos cuts the string asunder when spun to a due length. The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant Like the time—the ‘Atropos’ came in just after we touched down. A Question of Courage Jesse Franklin Bone […]