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dystrophy (n.)

also distrophy, "defective nutrition," 1858, from Modern Latin dystrophia, distrophia, from Greek dys- "hard, bad, ill" (see dys-) + trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy). Related: Dystrophic.

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Definitions of dystrophy

dystrophy (n.)
any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles;
Synonyms: muscular dystrophy
dystrophy (n.)
any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition;
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