hemiatrophy

hemiatrophy
Atrophy of one lateral half of a part or of an organ, as the face or tongue.
- facial h. atrophy, usually progressive, affecting the tissues of one side of the face. SYN: facial h. of Romberg, Romberg disease, Romberg syndrome.
- facial h. of Romberg SYN: facial h..
- lingual h. atrophy of one lateral half of the tongue.

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hemi·at·ro·phy -'a-trə-fē n, pl -phies atrophy that affects one half of an organ or part or one side of the whole body <facial \hemiatrophy> compare HEMIHYPERTROPHY

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hemi·at·ro·phy (hem″e-atґro-fe) [hemi- + atrophy] atrophy of one side of the body or of one half of an organ or part.

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