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.
Mah*rat"ta(?) }, prop. n. A Sanskritic language of western India, prob. descended from the Maharastri Prakrit, spoken by the Marathas and neighboring peoples. It has an abundant literature dating from the 13th century. It has a book alphabet nearly the same as Devanagari and a cursive script translation between the Devanagari and the Gujarati.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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