[dis-toh-pee-uh] /dɪsˈtoʊ pi ə/
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
“imaginary bad place,” 1868, apparently coined by J.S. Mill (“Hansard Commons”), from Greek dys- “bad, abnormal, difficult” (see dys-) + utopia. Related: Dystopian.
dystopia dys·to·pi·a (dĭs-tō’pē-ə)
An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part. Also called malposition.
dys·top’ic (-tŏp’ĭk) adj.
[dis-truh-fee] /ˈdɪs trə fi/ noun 1. Medicine/Medical. faulty or inadequate nutrition or development. 2. Pathology. any of a number of disorders characterized by weakening, degeneration, or abnormal development of muscle. 3. Ecology. the state of being dystrophic. /ˈdɪstrəfɪ/ noun 1. any of various bodily disorders, characterized by wasting of tissues See also muscular dystrophy 2. […]
- Dystrophia unguium
dystrophia unguium dystrophia un·gui·um (ŭng’gwē-əm) n. Dystrophy of the fingernails or toenails.
[dih-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /dɪˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/ adjective 1. Medicine/Medical. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy. 2. Ecology. (of a lake) having too low an accumulation of dissolved nutrients to support abundant plant life; having highly acid, brownish waters filled with undecayed plant materials, and eventually developing into a peat bog or marsh. dystrophic (dĭ-strŏf’ĭk, -strō’fĭk) […]
/ˈdɪstrəfɪn/ noun 1. a protein, the absence of which is believed to cause muscular dystrophy dystrophin dys·tro·phin (dĭs’trə-fĭn) n. A structural protein found in small amounts in normal muscle but absent or present in abnormal amounts in individuals with muscular dystrophy.