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dystrophy

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noun, dys·tro·phy \ˈdis-trə-fē\

Definition of dystrophy

plural dystrophies

  1. 1 :  a condition produced by faulty nutrition

  2. 2 :  any myogenic atrophy; especially :  muscular dystrophy



Origin of dystrophy

New Latin dystrophia, from dys- + -trophia -trophy


First Known Use: 1901


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dystrophy

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noun dys·tro·phy \ˈdis-trə-fē\

Medical Definition of dystrophy

plural dystrophies

  1. 1:  a condition produced by faulty nutrition <waters with a high fluorine content are responsible for the dental dystrophy known as mottled enamel—Lancet>

  2. 2:  any myogenic atrophy; especially :  muscular dystrophy




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