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abiotrophy

(ˌeɪbaɪəʊˈtrəʊfɪ)
n
(Medicine) the progressive degeneration of tissues, cells, etc
[C20: from Greek a-1 + bio- + trophy]
ˌabioˈtrophic adj
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Noun1.abiotrophy - a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
retrogression, degeneration - passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
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ab·i·ot·ro·phy

n. abiotrofia, pérdida prematura de la vitalidad.
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However, the phenotypic properties expressed in abiotrophic stages can be factors of selection of zoospores (this is an obligatory biotroph and the motile phase is also obligatoric for this parasite) or cystospores, but this kind of selection is not necessarily related directly to pathogenicity of P.