dystrophic

adjective dys·tro·phic \ dis-ˈtrō-fik \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of dystrophic

1 a : relating to or caused by faulty nutrition
b : relating to or affected with a dystrophy
  • a dystrophic patient
2 of a lake : brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumption

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First Known Use of dystrophic

1893


Medical Dictionary

dystrophic

adjective dys·tro·phic \ dis-ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of dystrophic

1 : relating to or caused by faulty nutrition
2 : relating to or affected with a dystrophy
  • dystrophic muscles
3 a : 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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