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

  • n. A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition.
  • n. Any of several disorders, especially muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.
  • n. Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.

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  • n. A wasting of body tissues, of genetic origin or due to inadequate or defective nutrition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, perverted nutrition.

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

  • n. any of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
  • n. any degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition


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dys- + -trophy


  • And I went to the clinic to see if I got a thing called myotonic muscular dystrophy, which is also known as Steinert's disease.

    CNN Transcript May 25, 2003

  • Advanced Cell Technology , will involve 24 patients suffering from Stargardt's macular dystrophy, which is the leading cause of pediatric blindness, and dry age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.


  • There is no known cure for muscular dystrophy, which is characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles. - Commuting

  • •Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of nine types of muscular dystrophy, which is a group of genetic, degenerative diseases that primarily affect voluntary muscles.

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  • The second case is a 23-year-old man in National University Hospital with a medical history of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a type of muscular dystrophy characterised by rapid progression of muscle degeneration.

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  • Rare cases can even develop reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is a chronic pain condition and which may not be resolvable.

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  • Hi, my name is tom:) i have muscular dystrophy which is a life long ......

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  • Like, when my brother Alex developed muscular dystrophy around the age of three, and five years later when my parents got divorced, and all that deep, twisted psychological gobbledygook.


  • Nearly everyone with muscular dystrophy dies by the time they reach twenty-five.


  • They serve people living with many kinds of disabilities, including amputations, autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury TBI, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, balance problems, and stroke.

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