Atrophies sentence example

atrophies
  • Oltmanns has recently re-investigated the phenomena in this plant, among others, and has shown that the nucleus of the cell which is being preyed upon recedes to the wall and gradually atrophies.
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  • Thus, in the Phyllopoda, the antennal gland develops early and is functional during a great part of the larval life, but it ultimately atrophies, and in the adult (as in most Entomostraca) the maxillary gland is the functional excretory organ.
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  • The foot arises as a prominence on the ventral surface and grows forward, and at the end of five or six days the velum atrophies and the foot becomes the organ of locomotion; the animal then ceases to swim and sinks to the bottom.
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  • In advanced cases, the thenar muscle at the base of the thumb atrophies, and strength is lost.
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  • The cerebellum atrophies early in the disease, being visibly smaller on MRI examination by seven or eight years of age.
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