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dysfunction

dysfunction

noun dys·func·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

: the condition of having poor and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes within a group of people

medical : the state of being unable to function in a normal way

Full Definition of DYSFUNCTION

1
:  impaired or abnormal functioning <gastrointestinal dysfunction>
2
:  abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group <family dysfunction>
dys·func·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Variants of DYSFUNCTION

dys·func·tion also dis·func·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

Examples of DYSFUNCTION

  1. The disease causes gastrointestinal dysfunctions.

First Known Use of DYSFUNCTION

circa 1916

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with DYSFUNCTION

dysfunction

noun dys·func·tion   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSFUNCTION

:  impaired or abnormal functioning (as of an organ of the body)—see minimal brain dysfunction
dys·func·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
dys·func·tion·ing \-shə-niŋ\ noun

Variants of DYSFUNCTION

dys·func·tion also dis·func·tion \(ˈ)dis-ˈfəŋ(k)-shən\

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