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English definition of “muscular dystrophy”

muscular dystrophy

noun [U]     /ˌmʌs.kjʊ.ləˈdɪs.trə.fi/ US  /-lɚ-/
a serious disease in which a person's muscles gradually become weaker until walking is no longer possible Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
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