Ma*ras"mus (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. , to quench, as fire; pass., to die away.] Med.
A wasting of flesh without fever or apparent disease; a kind of consumption; atrophy; phthisis.
Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence.
Marasmus senilis [L.], progressive atrophy of the aged.
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