Pronunciation: (dis'tru-fē), [key]
1. Med.faulty or inadequate nutrition or development.
2. Pathol.any of a number of disorders characterized by weakening, degeneration, or abnormal development of muscle.
3. Ecol.the state of being dystrophic. Also,dys•tro•phi•aPronunciation: (di-strō'fē-u). [key]
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