/ (ˈdɪstrəfɪn) /
a protein, the absence of which is believed to cause muscular dystrophy
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Medicine definitions for dystrophin
[ dĭs′trə-fĭn ]
A structural protein found in small amounts in normal muscle but absent or present in abnormal amounts in individuals with muscular dystrophy.
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