Dictionary

dystrophic

adjective dys·tro·phic \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
Medical Dictionary

dystrophic

adjective dys·tro·phic \dis-ˈtrō-fik\

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>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: dystrophinPrevious Word in the Dictionary: dystopiaAll Words Near: dystrophic
July 07, 2015
hoosegow Hear it
jail
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears