[dis-fuhngk-shuh-nl] /dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃə nl/
not performing normally, as an organ or structure of the body; malfunctioning.
having a malfunctioning part or element:
It is hard to get bills through a dysfunctional congress.
behaving or acting outside social norms:
All the siblings in their extremely dysfunctional family lost contact as adults.
(med) (of an organ or part) not functioning normally
(esp of a family) characterized by a breakdown of normal or beneficial relationships between members of the group
1917, from dysfunction + -al (1). Related: Dysfunctionally.
- Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
dysfunctional uterine bleeding n. Bleeding from the uterus due to an endocrine imbalance.
dysgammaglobulinemia dys·gam·ma·glob·u·li·ne·mi·a (dĭs-gām’ə-glŏb’yə-lə-nē’mē-ə) n. A disorder involving an abnormality in the structure, distribution, or frequency of serum gamma-globulins.
[dis-jen-uh-sis] /dɪsˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. Pathology. defective development of an organ, as of the gonads in Klinefelter’s syndrome. dysgenesis dys·gen·e·sis (dĭs-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Defective or abnormal embryonic development of an organ.
[dis-jen-ik] /dɪsˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective, Pathology. 1. pertaining to or causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced. /dɪsˈdʒɛnɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or contributing to a degeneration or deterioration in the fitness and quality of a race or strain 2. of or relating to dysgenics dysgenic dys·gen·ic (dĭs-jěn’ĭk) adj. Relating to or causing the […]