muscular dystrophy

noun
|Updated on: 31 May 2018

Definition of muscular dystrophy

: any of a group of hereditary diseases characterized by progressive wasting of muscles — compare Becker muscular dystrophy, Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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First Known Use of muscular dystrophy

1886

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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of muscular dystrophy for English Language Learners

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


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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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