- Relating to dystrophy.
* * *dys·tro·phic dis-'trō-fik adj1) relating to or caused by faulty nutrition2) relating to or affected with a dystrophy <\dystrophic muscles>3 a) occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <\dystrophic calcification...may occur despite normal serum calcium levels (Raymond Chan )(et al)>b) characterized by disordered growth <fungal infection may be the cause of thickened \dystrophic nails>
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dystrophic — [dis träf′ik, distrō′fik] adj. 1. of or caused by dystrophy 2. of a lake or pond derived from a bog and characterized by brown, humic matter, high acidity, and poorly developed fauna and flora … English World dictionary
dystrophic — adjective Date: 1893 1. a. relating to or caused by faulty nutrition b. relating to or affected with a dystrophy < a dystrophic patient > 2. of a lake brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumpt … New Collegiate Dictionary
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dystrophic — 1) a type of lake in cold climates with low productivity, limited photosynthesis, scarce phytoplankton, carbon dioxide high and with hypolimnion oxygen depleted. Calcium, phosphorous and nitrogen scanty. Basin deep to shallow, found in boggy… … Dictionary of ichthyology
dystrophic — adj. [Gr. dys, bad; trophein, to nourish] 1. Defective nourishment. 2. A lake high in undecomposed organic matter … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
dystrophic — /di strof ik, stroh fik/, adj. 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… … Universalium
dystrophic — adjective Affected with dystrophy … Wiktionary
dystrophic — adj. of dystrophy; of a condition caused by poor nutrition; of muscular degeneration … English contemporary dictionary
dystrophic — [dɪs trəʊfɪk, trɒfɪk] adjective 1》 Medicine affected by or relating to dystrophy, especially muscular dystrophy. 2》 Ecology (of a body of water) having brown acidic water that is poor in oxygen, owing to high levels of dissolved humus. Origin C19 … English new terms dictionary
dystrophic — dys·trophic … English syllables