adjective Date: 1893 1. a. relating to or caused by faulty nutrition b. relating to or affected with a dystrophy <
a dystrophic patient
2. of a lake brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumption

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  • dystrophic — [dis träf′ik, distrō′fik] adj. 1. of or caused by dystrophy 2. of a lake or pond derived from a bog and characterized by brown, humic matter, high acidity, and poorly developed fauna and flora …   English World dictionary

  • dystrophic — Relating to dystrophy. * * * dys·tro·phic dis trō fik adj 1) relating to or caused by faulty nutrition 2) relating to or affected with a dystrophy <dystrophic muscles> 3 a) occurring at sites of damaged or necrotic tissue <dystrophic… …   Medical dictionary

  • dystrophic — dystrophy ► NOUN Medicine ▪ a disorder in which an organ or tissue of the body wastes away. See also MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY(Cf. ↑muscular dystrophy). DERIVATIVES dystrophic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek trophia nourishment …   English terms dictionary

  • dystrophic — 1) a type of lake in cold climates with low productivity, limited photosynthesis, scarce phytoplankton, carbon dioxide high and with hypolimnion oxygen depleted. Calcium, phosphorous and nitrogen scanty. Basin deep to shallow, found in boggy… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dystrophic — adj. [Gr. dys, bad; trophein, to nourish] 1. Defective nourishment. 2. A lake high in undecomposed organic matter …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dystrophic — /di strof ik, stroh fik/, adj. 1. Med. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy. 2. Ecol. (of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life; having highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed… …   Universalium

  • dystrophic — adjective Affected with dystrophy …   Wiktionary

  • dystrophic — adj. of dystrophy; of a condition caused by poor nutrition; of muscular degeneration …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dystrophic — [dɪs trəʊfɪk, trɒfɪk] adjective 1》 Medicine affected by or relating to dystrophy, especially muscular dystrophy. 2》 Ecology (of a body of water) having brown acidic water that is poor in oxygen, owing to high levels of dissolved humus. Origin C19 …   English new terms dictionary

  • dystrophic — dys·trophic …   English syllables

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