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muscular dystrophy

noun

medical : a serious disease that causes increasing weakness of muscles

Full Definition of MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

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

First Known Use of MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

1886
Medical Dictionary

muscular dystrophy

noun

Medical Definition of MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

:  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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