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Definition of "dystrophic" []

  • Medicine Of, relating to, or afflicted with dystrophy. (adjective)
  • Ecology Having brownish acidic waters, a high concentration of humic matter, and a small plant population. Used of a lake or pond. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dystrophic" in a sentence
  • "When it deposits in dead tissue, it is called dystrophic calcium"
  • "When it deposits in dead tissue, it is called dystrophic calcium (like atherosclerotic plaques)."
  • "Like most of you, until now I've done little to aid our dystrophic economy."