1 Medicine & Veterinary Medicine A disorder in which an organ or tissue of the body wastes away. See also muscular dystrophy.
More example sentences
- Fuchs' dystrophy is an inherited disease that affects the cornea - the transparent front surface of your eye.
- The key breakthroughs in the mitochondrial disorders and Duchenne dystrophy had all been made by the early '90s, and yet a decade later, no effective treatments have yet emerged.
- Muscular dystrophies are genetic disorders, usually progressive, which can lead to profound paralysis.
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