Pronunciation: ă-threp′sē-ă, ath′rep-sē
- Obsolete term for marasmus.
- As used by Ehrlich, immunity to transplanted neoplastic cells caused by a lack of nourishment in the sense of a deficiency of substances supposedly required for the development of such cells.
[G. a- priv. + threpsis, nourishment]
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