- Dystrophy is defined as a degeneration in health caused by defective nutrition, or muscular decline and weakness.
- 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.
- faulty nutrition
- faulty development, or degeneration
Origin of dystrophyModern Latin dystrophia ; from Gr: see dys- and amp; -trophy
- A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition.
- Any of several disorders, especially muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.
- Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.
dys- + -trophy