noun Medicine a disorder in which an organ or tissue of the body wastes away. See also muscular dystrophy.
C19: from mod. L. dystrophia, from Gk dus- 'bad' + -trophia 'nourishment'.

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  • dystrophy — noun (plural phies) Etymology: New Latin dystrophia, from dys + trophia trophy Date: 1901 1. a condition produced by faulty nutrition 2. any myogenic atrophy; especially muscular dystrophy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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