Definition of yellow atrophy in English:

yellow atrophy

noun

  • (More fully "acute yellow atrophy") a condition characterized by sudden and extensive death of liver cells, resulting in shrinkage and yellow discoloration of the organ, typically caused by viral infection or toxic chemicals.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Budd (1808–1882), physician. After German gelbe Atrophie.