- An example of dystrophy is a woman not getting enough nutrient rich foods while pregnant and her baby being born malnourished.
- An example of dystrophy is a person with a disorder that weakens their muscles until they are no longer able to use their arms or legs, often called muscular distrophy.
Dystrophy is defined as a degeneration in health caused by defective nutrition, or muscular decline and weakness.
- faulty nutrition
- faulty development, or degeneration
Origin of dystrophyModern Latin dystrophia from Gr: see dys- and -trophy
- Any of various unrelated, noninfectious, often genetic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration or structural alteration of a body part.
- A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition. No longer in scientific use.
- Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.
dys- + -trophy