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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (medicine)
a. degeneration
En los pacientes con demencia se ha observado una atrofia neuronal.Neuronal degeneration has been observed in patients with dementia.
b. atrophy
La falta de actividad física puede derivar en atrofia muscular.Lack of physical activity can lead to muscle atrophy.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. deterioration
Si no se fomenta la inversión, no es de sorprender que exista una cierta atrofia de la economía.If investment isn't encouraged, it's not surprising that there's a certain deterioration of the economy.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. atrophy
2. (fig)
a. deterioration
atrofia muscular muscular atrophy
Un fenómeno similar se descubrió el año pasado en otras dos enfermedades hereditarias: el [síndrome del cromosoma X frágil] y la [atrofia muscular] espinal y bulbar.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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