from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group


dys- +‎ function (Wiktionary)



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