muscular dystrophy

noun

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


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Defined for English Language Learners

muscular dystrophy

noun

Definition of muscular dystrophy for English Language Learners

  • medical : a serious disease that causes increasing weakness of muscles


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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