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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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