Definition of Dystrophy

1. Noun. Any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles.




2. Noun. Any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition.
Generic synonyms: Degenerative Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Osteodystrophy

Definition of Dystrophy

1. Noun. A wasting of body tissues, of genetic origin or due to inadequate or defective nutrition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dystrophy

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Medical Definition of Dystrophy

1. Any disorder arising from defective or faulty nutrition, especially the muscular dystrophies. Origin: L. Dystrophia, Gr. Trephein = to nourish This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystrophy

dystrophia myotonica
dystrophia unguium
dystrophia ungulae
dystrophias
dystrophic
dystrophic calcification
dystrophic calcinosis
dystrophies
dystrophin
dystrophinopathies
dystrophinopathy
dystrophins
dystrophisation
dystrophy (current term)
dystropy
dysuria
dysurias
dysuric
dysuries
dysury
dysversion
dysynchronies
dysynchrony
dysynergia
dysæmia
dysæmic
dysæsthesia
dysæsthesiæ

Literary usage of Dystrophy

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Most of the remaining 15 percent of muscular dystrophy cases fall into the categories of limb-girdle dystrophy or facioscapulohumeral dystrophy. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1895)
"Papillary and pigmentary dystrophy (acanthosis nigricans) is a legitimate ... This dystrophy seems to develop always secondarily to a gastric or abdominal ..."

3. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1908)
"The sphincters in these, as in all other forms of dystrophy, remain intact. ... Muscular dystrophy must be differentiated from the spinal form of muscular ..."

4. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"The sphincters in these, as in all other forms of dystrophy, remain intact. ... Muscular dystrophy must be differentiated from the spinal form of muscular ..."

5. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The type of necrosis in the muscles of the duck was the same as that occurring in man with muscular dystrophy (Rigdon and Drager, 1964). ..."

6. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Edinburgh INTRODUCTION Muscular dystrophy and myopathy have frequently been ... A genetical origin for a few isolated occurrences of muscular dystrophy has ..."

7. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"THROUGH the kindness of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell I am permitted to report the following case of progressive muscular dystrophy and to present the patient, ..."

8. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"In the following report I desire to put on record three cases of progressive muscular dystrophy occurring in a single family, two of which were seen by the ..."

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