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muscular dystrophy

noun

Simple Definition of muscular dystrophy

  • medical : a serious disease that causes increasing weakness of muscles

Full Definition of muscular dystrophy

  1. :  any of a group of hereditary diseases characterized by progressive wasting of muscles — compare Becker muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

1886

First Known Use of muscular dystrophy

1886


Medical Dictionary

muscular dystrophy

noun

Medical Definition of muscular dystrophy

  1. :  any of a group of hereditary diseases characterized by progressive wasting of muscles—called also progressive muscular dystrophy; see becker muscular dystrophy, duchenne muscular dystrophy





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