[ dih-strof-ik, -stroh-fik ]
/ dɪˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk /
Medicine/Medical. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy.
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.
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Words nearby dystrophic
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Example sentences from the Web for dystrophic
The number, and above all the variety of the types of dystrophic backwardness, makes a general classification of them impossible.
Scientific definitions for dystrophic
[ dĭ-strŏf′ĭk, -strō′fĭk ]
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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