- asthenia (n.) "weakness," 1802, Modern Latin, from Gk. asthenia, from asthenes "weak, without strength, feeble," from a-, privative prefix, + sthenos "strength," of uncertain origin.
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Asthenia — (Greek: ασθένεια , lit. lack of strength but also disease ) is a medical term denoting symptoms of physical weakness and loss of strength. A condition in which the body lacks or has lost strength either as a whole or in any of its parts. General… … Wikipedia
Asthenia — As the*ni a, Astheny As the*ny, n. [NL. asthenia, Gr. asqe nia; a priv. + sqe nos strength.] (Med.) Want or loss of strength; debility; diminution of the vital forces. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
asthenia — [as thē′nē ə] n. [ModL < Gr astheneia, weakness < a , without + sthenos, strength] a lack or loss of bodily strength; bodily weakness … English World dictionary
asthenia — /as thee nee euh/, n. lack or loss of strength; weakness. [1795 1805; < NL < Gk asthéneia weakness, equiv. to asthene , s. of asthenés (a A 6 + sthene , var. s. of sthénos strength) + ia IA] * * * ▪ pathology a condition in which the body… … Universalium
asthenia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs weak, from a + sthenos strength Date: 1802 lack or loss of strength ; debility … New Collegiate Dictionary
asthenia — n. [Gr. asthenes, feeble] Muscle weakness; debility … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
asthenia — noun weakness; loss of strength … Wiktionary
asthenia — Weakness or debility. SYN: adynamia (1). [G. astheneia, weakness, fr. a priv. + sthenos, strength] neurocirculatory a. an obsolete term for a type of anxiety neurosis formerly encountered often among military personnel during times of war, in… … Medical dictionary
asthenia — n. weakness … English contemporary dictionary
asthenia — [əs θi:nɪə] noun Medicine abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy. Derivatives asthenic adjective Origin C18: mod. L., from Gk astheneia, from asthenēs weak … English new terms dictionary