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(dystrophia) n. a disorder of an organ or tissue, usually muscle, due to impaired nourishment of the affected part. The term is applied to several unrelated conditions; for example, muscular dystrophy, Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, and dystrophia adiposogenitalis (see Fröhlich’s syndrome).

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