dystrophic


dys·tro·phic

adjective \dis-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of DYSTROPHIC

1
a :  relating to or caused by faulty nutrition
b :  relating to or affected with a dystrophy <a dystrophic patient>
2
of a lake :  brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumption

First Known Use of DYSTROPHIC

1893

dys·tro·phic

adjective \dis-ˈtrō-fik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DYSTROPHIC

1
: relating to or caused by faulty nutrition
2
: relating to or affected with a dystrophy <dystrophic muscles>
3
a : occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <dystrophic calcification…may occur despite normal serum calcium levels—Raymond Chan et al> b : characterized by disordered growth <fungal infection may be the cause of thickened dystrophic nails>

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