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dystrophy

dys·tro·phy

dystrophy

pronunciation:
dI str fi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: insufficient or improper nutrition.
definition 2: any of various physical disorders resulting in weakening or wasting away of muscle tissue.
derivations: dystrophic (adj.), dystrophia (n.)
Word Parts
The word dystrophy contains the following parts:
dys- Greek prefix that means bad, difficult, abnormal
synonyms:
mal, male
antonyms:
eu
 
troph, tropho, -trophy Greek root that means nourishment