symptosis

symptosis
/simp toh"sis/, n. Pathol.
1. local or general atrophy.
2. wasting away; emaciation.
[ < Gk sýmptosis a falling together, collapse, equiv. to sympto- (see SYMPTOM) + -sis -SIS]

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