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dys·tro·phy(dĭs′trə-fē) also dys·tro·phi·a (dĭ-strō′fē-ə)
1. Any of various unrelated, noninfectious, often genetic disorders characterized by progressive deterioration or structural alteration of a body part.
2. A degenerative disorder caused by inadequate or defective nutrition. No longer in scientific use.
3. Ecology The condition of being dystrophic.
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any of various diseases characterized by weakening or defective function of the process of nutrition, resulting in degeneration of the muscles. See also food and nutrition. — dystrophic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
poor or inadequate nutrition or growth. See also disease and illness.See also: Food and Nutrition
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1. anomalía causada por desnutrición;
2. desarrollo defectuoso o de malformación.
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