[ dih-strof-ik, -stroh-fik ]

  1. Medicine/Medical. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy.

  2. Ecology. (of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life; having highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed plant materials, and eventually developing into a peat bog or marsh.

Origin of dystrophic

First recorded in 1890–95; dys- + trophic

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[ dĭ-strŏfĭk, -strōfĭk ]

  1. Having brownish acidic waters, a high concentration of humic matter, and a small plant population. Used of a lake, pond, or stream. Compare eutrophic oligotrophic.

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