dystrophic [dis träf′ik, distrō′fik]
1. of or caused by dystrophy
2. of a lake or pond derived from a bog and characterized by brown, humic matter, high acidity, and poorly developed fauna and flora

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  • dystrophic — adjective Date: 1893 1. a. relating to or caused by faulty nutrition b. relating to or affected with a dystrophy < a dystrophic patient > 2. of a lake brownish with much dissolved humic matter, a sparse bottom fauna, and a high oxygen consumpt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Dystrophic calcification — (D.C.) is the mineralization of soft tissue without a systemic mineral imbalance. (A systemic imbalance would elevate calcium levels in the blood and all tissues: metastatic calcification.) This occurs as a reaction to tissue damage,cite web |url …   Wikipedia

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  • dystrophic calcification — the calcification of injured or necrotic tissue in the absence of systemic hypercalcaemia. Dystrophic calcification is a characteristic feature in some cancers of the breast, ovary, and thyroid gland. Compare: metastatic calcification …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dystrophic lake — distrofinis ežeras statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nedidelis durpyno ežeras, kurio produktyvumas dėl maisto medžiagų stygiaus mažas. atitikmenys: angl. dystrophic lake vok. dystropher Binnensee, m; dystropher See, m rus.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dystrophic water — distrofinis vanduo statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mažai biogeninių ir daug humusinių medžiagų turintis vanduo. atitikmenys: angl. dystrophic water vok. dystrophes Wasser, n rus. дистрофная вода, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dystrophic — 1) a type of lake in cold climates with low productivity, limited photosynthesis, scarce phytoplankton, carbon dioxide high and with hypolimnion oxygen depleted. Calcium, phosphorous and nitrogen scanty. Basin deep to shallow, found in boggy… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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