dystrophic

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adjective dys·tro·phic \dis-ˈtrō-fik\

Definition of dystrophic

  1. 1 a :  relating to or caused by faulty nutrition b :  relating to or affected with a dystrophy <a dystrophic patient>

  2. 2 of a lake :  brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumption

1893

First Known Use of dystrophic

1893


Medical Dictionary

dystrophic

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adjective dys·tro·phic \dis-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of dystrophic

  1. 1:  relating to or caused by faulty nutrition

  2. 2:  relating to or affected with a dystrophy <dystrophic muscles>

  3. 3a:  occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <dystrophic calcification…may occur despite normal serum calcium levels—Raymond Chan et al>b:  characterized by disordered growth <fungal infection may be the cause of thickened dystrophic nails>


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