Atony Definition

ătə-nē, ătn-ē
noun
Lack of bodily tone or muscle tone.
Webster's New World
Lack of accent or stress.
American Heritage
Lack of normal muscle tone.
American Heritage Medicine

Lack of muscle tone; flaccidity or atonia.

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Origin of Atony

  • From New Latin atonia, from Ancient Greek ἀτονία (atonia, “languor”), from ἄτονος (atonos, “languid”), from ἀ- (a-, “privative”) + τόνος (tonos, “accent”), from τείνειν (teinein, “to stretch”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Late Latin atonia from Greek atoniā from atonos slack a- without a–1 tonos stretching, tone tone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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