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dys·func·tion

 (dĭs-fŭngk′shən)
n.
1. Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
2. Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.

dys·func′tion·al adj.
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dysfunction

(dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) med any disturbance or abnormality in the function of an organ or part
2. (esp of a family) failure to show the characteristics or fulfil the purposes accepted as normal or beneficial
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dys•func•tion

(dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən)

n.
1. impairment of function or malfunctioning, as of an organ or structure of the body.
2. a consequence of a social activity or structure that undermines a social system.
[1915–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysfunction - (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
ED, erectile dysfunction, male erecticle dysfunction - impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
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Translations

dysfunction

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] Ndisfunción f
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dysfunction

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃən] n
(behavioural, emotional)dysfonction f
(physical)dysfonction f
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dysfunction

nFunktionsstörung f, → Fehlfunktion f; liver dysfunctionFunktionsstörung fder Leber
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dys·func·tion

n. desorden, trastorno, malfuncionamiento de un órgano o parte.
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dysfunction

n disfunción f; diastolic — disfunción diastólica; erectile — (ED) disfunción eréctil; temporomandibular joint — disfunción temporomandibular, disfunción de la articulación temporomandibular dysfunctional adj disfuncional
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