[dih-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /dɪˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/

Medicine/Medical. pertaining to or caused by dystrophy.
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.
(dĭ-strŏf’ĭk, -strō’fĭk)
Having brownish acidic waters, a high concentration of humic matter, and a small plant population. Used of a lake, pond, or stream. Compare eutrophic, oligotrophic.


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