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English definition of “muscular dystrophy”

muscular dystrophy

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