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dystrophy

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dystrophy

noun dys·tro·phy \ˈdis-trə-fē\
plural dys·tro·phies

Definition of DYSTROPHY

1
:  a condition produced by faulty nutrition
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

noun dys·tro·phy \ˈdis-trə-fē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dys·tro·phies

Medical Definition of DYSTROPHY

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
:  any myogenic atrophy; especially :  muscular dystrophy

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