from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Medicine Of, relating to, or afflicted with dystrophy.
- adj. Ecology Having brownish acidic waters, a high concentration of humic matter, and a small plant population. Used of a lake or pond.
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- adj. Affected with dystrophy
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a perversion of nutrition.
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When it deposits in dead tissue, it is called dystrophic calcium
When it deposits in dead tissue, it is called dystrophic calcium (like atherosclerotic plaques).
Like most of you, until now I've done little to aid our dystrophic economy.
Skinner and his geezer posse drink beer and brandy and eat fish and chips, and they discuss bong technology and Carl Jung and a future that seems vaguely dystrophic.
All those roses, perfect, dystrophic, garish, or whathaveyou, will all end up in a sad pile at the edge of the plate.
Once injected from an outside source, the mesoangioblasts act like firemen, using the body's quickest route -- the bloodstream -- to seek out inflamed dystrophic tissues and "cure" the muscular fibers from within.
Lagoons in which large primary production occurr may suffer dystrophic crises due to the accumulation of excessive concentrations of organic matter (e.g., from deposited dead macroalgae) and the subsequent increase in bacterial heterotrophic activities leading to a dramatic consumption of dissolved oxygen.
LEWIS: I don't know that embryonic stem cell research will do any good for dystrophic patients.
I can tell you where we were 45 years ago when a dystrophic was diagnosed with duchenne or any number of the 40 dystrophies.
Ministry plan, will carry out, together with the auxiliary personnel, both individuals and groups, discussions on hygiene as well as special care for infants exposed to risks: general dystrophic cases, premature, retarded, and those with congenital anomalies, and will record all these conditions in the medical history.
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