[dis-tel-ee-ol-uh-jee, -tee-lee-] /ˌdɪs tɛl iˈɒl ə dʒi, -ti li-/
Philosophy. a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose.
the assumed absence of purpose in life or nature.
the evasion or frustration of a natural or normal function or purpose.
(philosophy) the denial of purpose in life Compare teleology
- Dysthymic disorder
noun 1. a psychiatric disorder characterized by generalized depression that lasts for at least a year dysthymic disorder n. A chronic disturbance of mood lasting at least two years in adults or one year in children, characterized by recurrent periods of mild depression and such symptoms as insomnia, tearfulness, and pessimism.
/dɪsˈtəʊʃə/ noun 1. (med) abnormal, slow, or difficult childbirth, usually because of disordered or ineffective contractions of the uterus dystocia dys·to·ci·a (dĭs-tō’sē-ə, -shē-ə, -shə) n. A slow or difficult labor or delivery.
[dis-toh-nee-uh] /dɪsˈtoʊ ni ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. abnormal tone of any tissue. /dɪsˈtəʊnɪə/ noun 1. a neurological disorder, caused by disease of the basal ganglia, in which the muscles of the trunk, shoulders, and neck go into spasm, so that the head and limbs are held in unnatural positions dystonia dys·to·ni·a (dĭs-tō’nē-ə) n. Abnormal tonicity […]
- Dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonia musculorum deformans dystonia mus·cu·lo·rum de·for·mans (mŭs’kyə-lôr’əm dē-fôr’mənz) n. A disease, especially of children, characterized by muscular contractions that produce distortions of the spine and hips with the muscles being spastic when in action and without tension when at rest.