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facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

(fā′shē-ō-skăp′yə-lō-hyōōmər-əl)
n.
  1. A benign inherited form of dystrophy beginning in childhood and characterized by wasting and weakness primarily of the muscles of the face, shoulder girdle, and arms.Landouzy-Déjérine dystrophy
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