Definition of muscular dystrophy in English:

muscular dystrophy

Line breaks: mus¦cu|lar dys|trophy
Pronunciation: /mʌskjələˈdɪstrəfi
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles.
    More example sentences
    • Researchers hope the findings can be used to help fight against muscle diseases, like muscular dystrophy.
    • For this reason, X-linked conditions like hemophilia or muscular dystrophy are expressed in sons and transmitted by physically normal carrier mothers.
    • Understanding of inherited conditions such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and haemophilia will also be greatly improved.

More definitions of muscular dystrophy

Definition of muscular dystrophy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skōSH
noun
a small amount; a little