HyperDic: dystrophy

English > 2 senses of the word dystrophy:
NOUNstatedystrophy, muscular dystrophyany of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles
statedystrophyany degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition
dystrophy > pronunciation
Soundsdih'strahfiy
Rhymesapostrophe ... typography: 53 rhymes with fiy...
English > dystrophy: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny of several hereditary diseases of the muscular system characterized by weakness and wasting of skeletal muscles.
Synonymmuscular dystrophy
NarrowerBecker muscular dystrophyA form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles
Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, pseudohypertrophic dystrophyThe most common form of muscular dystrophy
distal muscular dystrophyA form of muscular dystrophy that sets in between 40 and 60 years of age and is characterized by weakness and wasting of the muscles of the hands and forearms and lower legs
limb-girdle muscular dystrophyAn autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age
myotonic muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, myotonia atrophica, Steinert's diseaseA severe form of muscular dystrophy marked by generalized weakness and muscular wasting that affects the face and feet and hands and neck
oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophyA form of muscular dystrophy that usually begins between early adulthood and middle age and first affects muscles of the eyelid and throat
Broadergenetic disease, genetic disorder, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, congenital disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder, hereditary disease, hereditary conditionA disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
Spanishdistrofia muscular, distrofia
Catalandistròfia muscular
English > dystrophy: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAny degenerative disorder resulting from inadequate or faulty nutrition.
Narrowerosteodystrophydefective bone development
Broaderdegenerative disorderCondition leading to progressive loss of function
Spanishdistrofia
Catalandistròfia

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