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1. dystrophy

noun. ['ˈdɪstrəfi'] any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition.

Synonyms

  • degenerative disorder

Etymology

  • -trophy (English)
  • τροφή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • dys- (English)

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Example sentences of the word dystrophy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Most often these are the results of a disease such as muscular dystrophy.

2. dystrophy

noun. ['ˈdɪstrəfi'] any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles.

Synonyms

  • genetic abnormality
  • genetic disease
  • Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
  • genetic defect
  • muscular dystrophy
  • inherited disorder
  • Steinert's disease
  • congenital disease
  • inherited disease
  • pseudohypertrophic dystrophy
  • hereditary condition
  • hereditary disease
  • myotonic muscular dystrophy
  • limb-girdle muscular dystrophy
  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • myotonia atrophica
  • genetic disorder
  • myotonic dystrophy
  • oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy

Etymology

  • -trophy (English)
  • τροφή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • dys- (English)
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