Pronunciation: (di-strof'ik, -strō'fik), [key]
1. Med.pertaining to or caused by dystrophy.
2. Ecol.(of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life; having highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed plant materials, and eventually developing into a peat bog or marsh.
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