- (n.) A genus of leguminous shrubby plants and herbs, mostly found in tropical countries, a few herbaceous species being North American. The foliage is often ashy-pubescent, whence the name.
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Definition for: ATROPHIES
- Undergo atrophy; "Muscles that are not used will atrophy"
- Any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
- A decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse