Dystrophy definitions

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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.

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A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition.
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Any of several disorders, especially muscular dystrophy, in which the muscles weaken and atrophy.
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The condition of being dystrophic.
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Faulty nutrition.
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Faulty development, or degeneration.
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Any of various unrelated, noninfectious, often genetic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration or structural alteration of a body part.
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A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition. No longer in scientific use.
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A wasting of body tissues, of genetic origin or due to inadequate or defective nutrition.
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Origin of dystrophy

dys- +‎ -trophy