MEANING: noun: A wasting away or decline, due to disease, injury, lack of use, etc.
verb tr., intr.: To wither or cause to waste away.

ETYMOLOGY: From French atrophie, from Latin atrophia, from Greek atrophia, from a- (without) + trophe (food). Earliest documented use: 1620.

GATROPHY - prize for winning the Thugs' Pistol Contest

ATRO.WHY - response to the question "Did you say 'atro-' or 'iatro-'?"

ATOPHY - freedom from gouty nodules