Becker muscular dystrophy

noun
Beck·​er muscular dystrophy | \ ˈbe-kər- How to pronounce Becker muscular dystrophy (audio) \
variants: or Becker's muscular dystrophy \ ˈbe-​kərz-​ How to pronounce Becker's muscular dystrophy (audio) \

Definition of Becker muscular dystrophy

: a less severe form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy marked by later onset and slower progression of the disease

First Known Use of Becker muscular dystrophy

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Becker muscular dystrophy

Peter Emil Becker †2000 German geneticist

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“Becker muscular dystrophy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Becker%20muscular%20dystrophy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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Becker muscular dystrophy

noun
Beck·​er muscular dystrophy | \ ˈbek-ər- How to pronounce Becker muscular dystrophy (audio) \
variants: or Becker's muscular dystrophy \ -​ərz-​ How to pronounce Becker's muscular dystrophy (audio) \

Medical Definition of Becker muscular dystrophy

: a less severe form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy with later onset and slower progression of the disease that is inherited as an X-linked recessive trait and is characterized by dystrophin of deficient or abnormal molecular weight

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