Athrepsia A*threp"si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? priv. + ? nourishment.] (Med.) Profound debility of children due to lack of food and to unhygienic surroundings. -- {A*threp"tic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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